Dr. Eiki Isomura
Title: Director of Orchestras, Assistant Professor of Music
Education: D.M.A. Orchestral Conducting, University of Michigan
M.M. Orchestral and Opera Conducting, University of Arizona
Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan
Professional: Eiki Isomura is Lone Star College-Montgomery's Director of Orchestral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Lone Star College-Montgomery. He directs the String Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble, and teaches music theory and ear-training.
In 2015, Isomura was appointed principal conductor of Opera in the Heights and led all four productions of the company’s 2015-16 season. He has been reengaged to conduct the 2016-17 season.
Isomura holds a DMA in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan where he was named graduate conducting fellow and conductor of the Campus Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras. He has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa as a member of its conductors program led by his mentor Kenneth Kiesler. Isomura made his European conducting debut at the CCM Spoleto Festival in Italy.
Isomura has served on the music staff of numerous productions with HGOco, Houston Grand Opera’s community collaboration and education initiative. As pianist/coach, he musically prepared and performed in the world premieres of?The Memory Stone and River of Light, two fully-staged chamber operas in HGOco’s East+West series. In addition he served as assistant conductor/pianist for HGOco’s most recent production of Past the Checkpoints and co-music director/pianist for two concerts, Music of Memory and Hope and Kristallnacht -75th.
He resides in Houston with his wife, Monica Isomura, mezzo-soprano and his most trusted collaborator.
Please visit http://www.eikiisomura.com for performance calendar, blog, and other materials.