Israel Herman is in his 18th season as Music Director/Conductor of the Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra and has been the music director for the Lawrenceville Symphony Orchestra, the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, and opera and guest conducting appearances. He has been Musical Director for musical theater productions for Playful Theater Productions, The Yardley Players, Pennington Players, Pierrot Productions and Maurer Productions On-Stage.
He has taught instrumental music in the secondary public schools of Prince Georges County Maryland, the Raritan Valley Community College, the Peddie School, and Mercer County Community College, where he was an instructor in Music Theory, Chamber Ensembles, Music History, Music Appreciation, The Business of Music and Applied Trumpet.
He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of MD and has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Temple University and Bard College. Conducting teachers have included Harold Farberman, Milan Horvat, Robert Page and Acton Ostling, Jr. As a performer, he is an active classical and Dixieland trumpeter, with an avid interest in the performance of early brass and woodwind music on period instruments.
Israel shares his love of America's Classic music, Jazz, every Monday at 7 pm on WWFM's JazzOn2 (89.1 HD2) Listen for The Buzz on Dixie, showcasing the best of Dixieland Jazz.