- Visiting Assistant Professor
- Conducting / Ensembles
Rotem Weinberg is an Israeli conductor known for his profound musicality, creative programming,and polished performances. He is a cross-genre musician, at home in classical, operatic, and pops repertoires alike.
Weinberg comes to CVPA from the University of Michigan where he served as Music Director of the Campus Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Pops Orchestra. He also filled the role of Assistant Conductor to the University of Michigan’s prestigious orchestra program, supporting the work of four student orchestras as well as cover conductor of the University of Michigan Opera Theater. Weinberg has also served as Music Director of the Spectrum Orchestra in Birmingham, Michigan; Associate Conductor of the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra; and Cover Conductor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Weinberg has participated in workshops and masterclasses with world renowned orchestral conductors, including Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Zsolt Nagy, and Christopher Lyndon Gee. An advocate of contemporary music, Weinberg has collaborated and premiered works by composers Tyler Arnold, Sawyer Denton, Natalie Moller, Nina Shekhar, and Samuel Sussman.
In Israel, he led several orchestral, wind, and vocal ensembles, achieving national acclaim as a conductor and an educator. He received honors and awards for his conducting and musicianship, including the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Excellence Grant in Orchestral Conducting, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Excellence Scholarship, and the Tel Aviv University Dean of Arts Excellence Award for his outstanding musical and academic achievements.
Weinberg holds a BM in orchestral conducting from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University. He earned MM and DMA degrees in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, studying with the renowned conductor and pedagogue Kenneth Kiesler.