Conducting Fellow  (2023-2024)

David Gladstein recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Jazz Emphasis, a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and is now pursuing his Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from UCONN’s Neag School of Education.  While at UConn, he studied both jazz piano and voice and performed with the University’s Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and others. He held several leadership positions including serving as president of UConn's NAfME chapter as well as UConn’s Freestyle Rab Club, an organization which he co-founded. He was also heavily involved in the university’s ACDA chapter. He studied piano under the direction of Earl MacDonald, Angelina Gadeliya and Steven Bulmer, and studied voice with Rod Nelman. David grew up in Canton, CT where his love of music blossomed through countless musical experiences. He arranged a song for his high school choir, and conducted several of the choirs both in rehearsal and in concert. In addition, he was the director of the school’s low voices a cappella ensemble, the Cantones.  David frequently performs jazz piano at weddings, businesses, and other private events. He is a driven learner and aspires to be a high school choir director and eventually a director at the collegiate level. David is extremely passionate and enthusiastic about conducting, and is thankful for the opportunity to learn and work with The Vernon Chorale.