An experienced conductor, clinician, adjudicator and instrumentalist, Gary White trained at the prestigious Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians in Hancock, ME. Monteux alumni include legendary conductors Lorin Maazel, André Previn, and Sir Neville Marriner. He graduated from The New School of Music and has a Masters degree from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, where he studied conducting with Maestro Luis Biava and Professor Arthur Chodoroff. In 2008 Mr. White was inducted into Temple University’s “Gallery of Success”. A professional French horn player, Mr. White has performed with the Fairmount Brass Quartet; The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (Concerto Soloists); Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra; Pennsylvania Sinfonia; the Harrisburg, Reading and Pottstown symphonies; as a substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and is heard on numerous recordings.
Past positions have included Music Director and Conductor of the Pottstown Symphony and cover conductor for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Mr. White is also in demand throughout the tri-state area as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor of multiple orchestras, including the Temple University Symphony and Sinfonia, Delaware All-State Orchestra, Main Line Symphony Orchestra, Rose Tree Pops, All-Catholic Orchestra Festivals and many Pennsylvania Music Educators Association festivals and events.
In 1999 Mr. White was appointed Music Director and Conductor of Philadelphia Sinfonia Association, where he has inspired and shaped one of the Delaware Valley’s finest youth orchestras. With a conducting philosophy that focuses on the process as much as the final product of the concert, Mr. White cultivates a creative partnership that empowers musicians to make passionate music.
Under Maestro White’s baton, the orchestra is currently celebrating its exciting 17th season of exceptional music making. He has conducted Sinfonia performances at the
Liberty Medal ceremony for Secretary of State Colin Powell, the Lewis & Clark 200th Anniversary Conference, the Republican National Convention, the Kimmel Center, the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Teatro Avenida in Buenos Aires, the Church of St. Simon and Juda in Prague and the Sheremetev Palace in St Petersburg. He has collaborated with world-renowned soloists that have included soprano Julianne Baird, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Principal Horn Jeffrey Lang, jazz violin virtuoso Christian Howes, jazz composer and pianist Stanley Cowell, Grammy nominated pianist Bill Cunliffe, celebrated cellist Jeffrey Solow, trumpeter Darin Kelly and the highly praised Philadelphia Boys Choir.