Artistic Staff

Music Director  |  Orchestra
Rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising and exciting young American conductors, Joshua Gersen joined the New York Youth Symphony as Music Director of the Orchestra in the 2012/13 season. Mr. Gersen is also the assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, a role he began in the 2015/16 season. More »
Lisa Tipton
Director  |  Chamber Music
Lisa Tipton, violinist and co-founder of the award-winning Meridian String Quartet, has toured internationally and held residencies at Queens College, Bard College, and the Turtle Bay Music School. More »
Andy Clausen
Director  |  Jazz
Andy Clausen is a New York-based composer, trombonist, bandleader, and graduate of The Juilliard School. More »
Director  |  Composition
Dr. Kyle Blaha received his D.M.A. and M.M. from Juilliard and his B.M. from Eastman School of Music with high distinction in composition, clarinet, and German. More »
Tristan Rais-Sherman
Assistant Conductor  |  Orchestra
Tristan Rais-Sherman has been selected for the David Alan Miller Conducting Fellowship for the 2015/16 Orchestra Season. His responsibilities will include being the Assistant Conductor of the Orchestra Program and to co-direct The Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting program. More »
Orchestra Manager  |  Orchestra
Adarsh Kumar received his Bachelor of Music in Classical Trombone Performance in 2013 from the Juilliard School under the instruction of Joseph Alessi.  His performances include many orchestral con More »
Assistant Director  |  Composition
The music of Tim Mauthe has been featured in performances in North America, Europe, and Australia. More »
Katherine Liu
Manager  |  Chamber Music
Katherine Liu, violinist, recently received her dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood Education and Music from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York C More »
Matthias van der Swaagh
Production Manager  |  Chamber Music
Matthias van der Swaagh has been a cellist since the age of 4. Former teachers include Katherine Brainard and Kathe Jarka; he currently studies with Julia Lichten. More »
Manager  |  Jazz
Trumpeter Joseph Christianson is an alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Chamber Music programs. More »
Kevin Kuh
Librarian  |  Orchestra
Kevin Kuh is a classical and experimental violinist based in New York City. More »
Music Director  |  Conducting
Rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising and exciting young American conductors, Joshua Gersen joined the New York Youth Symphony as Music Director of the Orchestra in the 2012/13 season. Mr. Gersen is also the assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, a role he began in the 2015/16 season. More »
Tristan Rais-Sherman
Assistant Conductor  |  Conducting
Tristan Rais-Sherman was recently appointed as the David Alan Miller Conducting Fellow for the 2015-2016 Season. His responsibilities will include being the Assistant Conductor of the Orchestra Program and co-directing the Robert L. Poster Apprentice Conducting program. More »