Grant Gilman


Grant Gilman is enjoying a successful beginning to a very promising career as a conductor.  In addition to his recent appointment as Music Director with the Harbor Opera Company, Mr. Gilman was just named Resident Conductor with the Astoria Symphony in New York City.  These two positions, in addition to his post as Conductor and Chamber Music Director with the Garden State Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, have and will continue to give Mr. Gilman an outlet to share his highly moving and inspiring performances with audiences all along the east coast. 


Mr. Gilman began his conducting studies while growing up in San Antonio, and continued when he gained acceptance into the studio of Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the prestigious Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.


In addition to his conducting, Mr. Gilman is a highly regarded educator.  Mr. Gilman has not only spent his yearly time teaching with the Garden State Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Newark Community School for the Arts, but his summers as well with the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Summer String Camp, where he continues to receive high acclaim for his unique and in-depth teaching style that produces exceptional concerts from young musicians.


Living in Newark, New Jersey, with his wife, Kim, who is a very successful french horn player, Mr. Gilman enjoys his non-musical free-time jogging, reading philosophy, and developing web design.