Albert-George Schram, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
A native of the Netherlands, Schram is resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, a principal guest conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor of the Lynn University Conservatory of Music Philharmonia Orchestra.
He has been resident conductor of the Florida Philharmonic. His longest tenure has been with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, where he has worked in a variety of capacities since 1979.
Concurrently, Schram was music director and conductor of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra from 1994-2000. During his tenure, the orchestra blossomed into the premier arts organization in West Texas. From 1990 to 1996, Schram served as resident conductor of the Louisville Symphony Orchestra. Three of the orchestra’s subscription series have enjoyed exceptional growth under his artistic guidance.
Schram’s recent foreign conducting engagements have included the KBS Symphony Orchestra (live, televised concerts), the Taegu Symphony Orchestra in Korea and the Orchester der Allgemeinen Musikgesellschaft Luzern in Switzerland. He has made return appearances to his native Holland to conduct the Netherland Radio Orchestra and the Netherland Broadcast Orchestra.
In the United States, his recent and upcoming guest conducting appearances include the Florida Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Spokane Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Ballet Metropolitan and the Akron University Opera.
Schram’s studies have been largely in the European tradition under the tutelage of Franco Ferrara, Rafael Kubelik, Abraham Kaplan and Neeme Järvi. He has studied at the Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands, the universities of Calgary and Victoria and the University of Washington, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting.
- B.M., University of Victoria
- M.M., University of Washington
- D.M.A., University of Washington