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World-Renowned Choral Conductor Harold Rosenbaum Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Queens College’s 87th Commencement

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
June 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or
World-Renowned Choral Conductor Harold Rosenbaum Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Queens College’s 87th Commencement
World-renowned choral conductor Harold Rosenbaum has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by QueensCollegeof the City University of New York as part of their 87th Commencement on Thursday, June 2.
The event press release cited him as being “considered one of the most accomplished and critically acclaimed choral conductors of our time.” It went on to say, “Maestro Rosenbaum has collaborated with leading orchestras, composers, actors and stage directors throughout the U.S.and Europeand has appeared countless times on radio and television. The award-winning conductor and educator has also taught at four universities including The Juilliard School. Maestro Rosenbaum received his undergraduate and master’s degrees at QueensCollege.”
Dr. Leo Chalupa, a prominent neuroscientist and currently the chief research officer at George Washington University, also received an honorary Doctorate of Science.Nine alumni of the Class of 1941, QC’s first graduating class also attended, celebrating their 70th anniversary.
Harold Rosenbaum, Artistic Director of the New York Virtuoso Singers and Canticum Novum, was recently appointed Lead Choral Conductor for Parma Recordings. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Award, given in recognition of his contribution to the enrichment of the choral repertory, and his distinguished service to American composers and their music. He is also the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of “distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music.” He is a three-time recipient of the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music, and a recipient of Chorus America’s American Choral Works Performance Award. For more about him, please visit
Press inquiries about Harold Rosenbaum can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or