Brent Chancellor


Brent Chancellor recently made his operatic conducting début as chorus conductor for IVAI’s Tel Aviv production of L’amico Fritz under Richard Barrett (Fort Worth Opera) directed by Giovanna Maresta (La Scala).  Brent was also engaged as assistant conductor to Paul Nadler (Metropolitan Opera) for productions of Lucia di Lammermoor (IVAI Israel 2008) and Don Pasquale (CVAI Montreal 2008) directed by Joshua Major (U. of Michigan).  He also served as assistant conductor to Maestro Nadler for performances with the Israel Chamber Orchestra (2008).


 In March (2008) Brent was a scholarship participant in Astoria Symphony Orchestra’s International Conductor’s Workshop with Kirk Trevor (Missouri Symphony).


In addition to conducting, Brent’s compositions and performances of new and electronic music have earned awards and garnered praises from Steve Reich, Paul Lansky and Steve Mackie.  His unique approach to composition manifests fantastically rich orchestral scores, lush electronic universes and inspired avant-garde noise.  His works have been heard at the Festival of New American Music, the Center for Contemporary Art, Odyssey Films and in recitals in the US, Canada and Germany.


 In his spare time Brent enjoys researching the effects of music on the brain, music cognition and psycho-acoustics.


Brent is currently Artistic Coordinator and cover conductor for Astoria Symphony. For more info, please  visit