Eiki Isomura is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras at Lone Star College-Montgomery. In addition to building the college system's first orchestra program, he will be directing the String Ensemble and teaching classes in music theory and history.
He recently completed his DMA in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan where he served as conductor of the Campus Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras. In 2011 he conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa as a member of its conductors program led by Kenneth Kiesler and Pinchas Zuckerman. In the same season Eiki made his European conducting debut at the CCM Spoleto Festival in Italy. He has led performances with the University of Michigan Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras, Kalamazoo Philharmonia, Arizona Symphony, and the ensembles of numerous conducting workshops in the US.
An avid lover of opera, Eiki recently served as coach/pianist and assistant conductor for productions of La Bohème and Die Zauberflöte at Opera in the Ozarks. As accompanist he has toured and performed with Arizona Opera's educational program and young artist recitals. Other opera conducting credits include L'Amico Fritz and scenes programs with the University of Arizona Opera Theatre and L'Elisir d'Amore with the University of Michigan Opera Theatre where he worked with Martin Katz.
He has studied conducting with some of the most renown teachers in the profession including Kenneth Kiesler, Thomas Cockrell, Colin Metters, Gustav Meier, and Mark Gibson.
Eiki holds a master's degree in orchestral and opera conducting from the University of Arizona where he held two fellowships and served as conductor of the UA Philharmonic. He earned a BMA in music theory with a history of art cognate from the University of Michigan where he also studied choral conducting, piano and voice performance, and music education.
Eiki is new to Houston and very much excited to take part in its vibrant performing arts community.