Conductor Richard Rosenberg is the Artistic Director of the National Music Festival. Earlier music directorships include the Hot Springs Music Festival, RESONANCE, the Corpus Christi Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of California, the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony and the Pennsylvania Ballet. He also served on the conducting staffs of the Baltimore Symphony, the Oakland Symphony, the London Classical Players and the Aspen Music Festival, and as Acting Director of Orchestras at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a guest conductor, Richard Rosenberg has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Miami City Ballet, and symphony orchestras and ballet companies throughout the United States, Europe and South America. Rosenberg’s teachers include Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan and Sir Roger Norrington. His numerous orchestrations and his corrected editions of Bach, Schoenberg and the complete orchestral music of Gottschalk and the Créole Romantics have received performances by orchestras all over the globe. He appears on ten recordings of American music for the Naxos Records label, and has produced several CDs with jazz legend Dave Brubeck.