Principal Guest Conductor

Dr. Grant Gilman, a distinguished conductor, violinist, author, and podcaster, resides in Atlanta, GA. With a rich educational background, he holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from Peabody Institute of Music, and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the same institution.

Dr. Gilman’s conducting career is marked by his current positions as Music Director of the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra, East Cobb Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), and Principal Guest Conductor of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. His guest conducting engagements span across various orchestras, including the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Philharmonic, and the Moscow Ballet.

In addition to his conducting, Dr. Gilman is an accomplished violinist, having studied under renowned violinists such as Pamela Frank, Misha Rosenker, and Martin Beaver. His expertise extends to educational conducting, where he has led youth orchestras, university orchestras, and served as a guest conductor and teacher at institutions like the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Beyond the podium and stage, Dr. Gilman is the producer of the American Muse podcast, focusing on 19th and 20th-century American orchestral music, featuring esteemed guests like JoAnn Falletta and Gerard Schwarz. His influence as an author and co-founder of ECCO Music further showcases his commitment to the arts and music education.

With a career that reflects a blend of artistic excellence, educational leadership, and innovative creativity, Dr. Grant Gilman continues to inspire audiences and musicians alike, both locally and across the country.

Grant Gilman