Neal Gittleman
-- conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

  Neal Gittleman was chosen to be music director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in December 1994 and took over as conductor at the beginning of the 1995-96 season. Gittleman succeeded Isaiah Jackson.
  In 1997 the Philharmonic's board of trustees extended Gittleman's contract for three years, to May 2001.

LISA POWELL / DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Background on Neal Gittleman

Born:
June 29, 1955 in the Panama Canal Zone.
Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Family:
Married to Lisa Fry.

Professional background:
  • Graduated from Yale University in 1975.
  • Studied with Nadia Boulanger and Charles Bruck.
  • Assistant conductor of Oregon Symphony and associate conductor
    of the Syracuse Symphony.
  • Guest conducted the San Francisco, Chicago and Indianapolis symphonies
    and the l'Orchestra de la Suisse Romande.
  • Resident conductor of the MilwaukeeSymphony (formerly associate conductor);
    and music director of the Marion(Ind.) Philharmonic.
  • Named music director of Dayton Philharmonic December 1994.
    Salary:
    The Philharmonic has never reavealed Gittleman's salary, but tax forms filed
    with the Internal Revenue Service indicated he earned $81,000 with an expense
    account of $4,000 in the 1995-96 season.


    File created: 1-3-1996
    Updated 5-10-1997
    Sources:
    DDN 12-23-1994, "PHILHARMONIC GETS CONDUCTOR"
    DDN 5-29-1995,"PHILHARMONIC CHIEF-TO-BE LOVES VARIETY IN KEYBOARDS"
    DDN 9-3-1995, "NEW ERA BEGINS WITH DAYTON PHILHARMONIC"
    DDN 5-10-1997, "GITTLEMAN ADDS 3 YEARS TO CONTRACT"

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