Alan Pearlmutter is a conductor and music professor. He currently teaches at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA and Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA. He also has served Boston University’s online graduate music education program and the Department of Fine Arts of Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. In 2011, Alan was a Summer Scholar chosen to participate in the American Lyceum history program at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. |
Prior to his 2005 move to Boston, he served the music departments of numerous Illinois colleges including Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Southwestern Illinois College in Granite City, Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, McKendree College in Lebanon, Greenville College in Greenville, and Kaskaskia College in Trenton. He has also taught at Saint Louis University, Saint Charles County Community College, and Fontbonne University, all in the St. Louis region.
Alan established Kammerwerke in Boston in 2006. Currently a double wind quintet, its ten musicians emerged from an earlier chamber orchestra format in order to highlight winds and perform little known wind music. Kammerwerke performs both original works for dectet and arrangements of traditional repertoire. (www.kammerwerke.org) The predecessor of this organization was Musical Diversions Society. Established in 1990 as a chamber orchestra in St. Louis, the society performed both known and obscure works and showcased local young and adult soloists. Through 2001 the project involved the talents of some five hundred amateur and student musicians.
Since 2009, Alan has performed many solo concerts at retirement homes throughout the Boston region. Playing piano and singing decade nostalgia songs, he has embraced the popular music repertoire of the 1930s through the 1960s. Since 2011, performances for seniors have been duo-concerts with clarinetist Linda Poland, wherein he arranges clarinet parts. (www.nostalgiasongfests.com.)
Alan Pearlmutter was originally educated at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, where he received bachelors and masters degrees. After teaching secondary choral and general music for several years, he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Alan has participated in many workshops and festivals. They include the Blossom Choral Festival, Saratoga-Potsdam Choral Festival, Brockport NY Summer Festival, Aspen Music School and Festival, Symphony School of America, Eastern Institute of Orchestral Studies, Conductors Institute, Oregon Bach Festival, and the Pierre Monteux School. He was a semifinalist in the American Conductor Competition sponsored by the Oakland CA Symphony. Alan has had several articles published in the Journal of the Conductor Guild, an organization which he served as secretary in its earliest years. He has also been a member of the College Music Society, American Symphony Orchestra League, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, the Copland Heritage Society, and Music Educators National Conference.