Eric Rubinstein is a newly appointed Graduate Assistant and scholarship recipient from Louisiana State University, while pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting. Prior to LSU, Mr. Rubinstein was an Adjunct Instructor of Vocal Music Education at CUNY Brooklyn College and has garnered several years experience teaching High School Choral Music for the New York State public school system (Monticello and Westhampton Beach Schools). Choirs under his direction have performed for ACDA conferences, have earned NYSSMA Gold & Gold with Distinction ratings along with other regional honors, and have performed at Chautauqua Institute, Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe. Along with being an active NYSSMA voice adjudicator, Mr. Rubinstein is frequently sought after as a guest conductor and clinician for various honor choirs and area programs.
An avid performer, Mr. Rubinstein holds several professional roles to his credit including Man 1 in Songs for a New World, Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, Henrik Eggerman in A Little Night Music and has originated two roles for The New Musicals Project. He has performed for regional, international and New York City engagements and has sung with eVoco Voice Collective, Lyric Arts International and World Wide Voices. A staunch advocate for Performing Arts education, Mr. Rubinstein also stays current as a Musical Director and Choreographer for numerous regional houses and educational theatres, both K-12 and collegiate. Mr. Rubinstein holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Dance from the State University of New York at Fredonia.