Conductor Benjamin Grow has worked with an array of ensembles in New York City and is principal conductor of Chelsea Opera; co-director and conductor of the Ensemble Échappé, which is in residence at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Italian Academy at Columbia University; and music director of the Southern Tier Symphony. He has also conducted studio recordings and workshops for Opera Philadelphia with artists including Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson. Upcoming engagements include concerts with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Grow teaches at Juilliard and has been guest conductor at the Manhattan School of Music. For several years, he co-presented The Physics of Music, an annual lecture as part of the Mysteries of Science series at the 92nd Street Y, and he has given preconcert talks at the Museum of Biblical Art. Originally from State College, Pennsylvania, he received his bachelor of music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and his master of music at Manhattan School of Music.