Canadian conductor, clarinetist, and music educator Murray Colosimo received his formal musical training at the Manhattan School of Music and New York University. Currently the music director of the Bergen Sinfonia, he has also served as music director of the Wayne Chamber Orchestra and Ridgewood Symphony and director of orchestras at the Hartwick College Music Festival and has conducted at Alice Tully Hall and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
As a concert clarinetist, Colosimo performed a series of solo and chamber music recitals in NYC and has commissioned and recorded new works for solo clarinet. A distinguished music educator, Colosimo has held faculty positions at Seton Hall University, William Paterson University, and Montclair University and served as music supervisor/director of orchestras in Ridgewood, N.J., where a newly built campus center, Colosimo Center, was dedicated in his honor.
Colosimo has been on the MAP faculty since 2013.