Israel Herman taught instrumental music in the secondary public schools of Prince Georges County Maryland and has taught at the the Raritan Valley Community College, the Peddie School, and Mercer County Community College, where he taught Music Theory, Chamber Ensembles, Music History, Music Appreciation, The Business of Music and Applied Trumpet.
He is an active classical and Dixieland trumpeter, with an avid interest in the performance of early brass and woodwind music on period instruments. His other conducting activities have included the Lawrenceville Symphony Orchestra, the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, opera and other guest conducting appearances. Mr. Herman has been Musical Director for shows from Playful Theater Productions, The Yardley Players, and Pennington Players; and, Maurer Productions On-Stage.Now in his 18th season with the BSO, he looks forward to the continuing mesh of his over 50 years of conducting experience with the wonderful spirit of community musicianship present in this orchestra and cherishes the opportunity to help bring it to its highest level.
He has studied conducting with Harold Farberman, Milan Horvat, Robert Page and Acton Ostling, Jr. He is the host of On The Wind,on The Classical Network and WWFM.org -- 89.1 FM and HD and streaming live online at WWFM.org, Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and Classical Music for a Saturday Afternoon, Saturdays from 1:oo p.m. to 3:00 p.m..