Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Aaron Copland School of Music Welcomes New Faculty

Mark Powell

Mark Powell
Associate Professor and
Director of Orchestral Studies
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Eric Rubinstein

Eric Rubinstein
Assistant Professor of
Choral Music Education

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Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
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Eric Rubinstein

Eric Rubinstein

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education


Eric Rubinstein is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College (CUNY), where he directs the Treble Choir and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. His primary area of research focuses on the development of student-learning environments within diverse and marginalized communities, specifically through the lens of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Dr. Rubinstein has presented and published his research through the regional and national chapters of NAfME and ACDA.

Dr. Rubinstein has held previous appointments at Monticello High School, Westhampton Beach High School, and Brooklyn College, and is currently on the artistic faculty at the New York State Summer School of the Arts. Ensembles under his direction have earned highest honors at state and regional festivals, have been featured at ACDA conferences, and have performed at Chautauqua Institute, Carnegie Hall and throughout England. Aside from being a NYSSMA adjudicator, he remains active as a guest conductor and clinician for various choral festivals and conferences.

In addition to conducting and academic research, Dr. Rubinstein enjoys an active career as a soloist and professional chorister. He holds several roles to his credit including Man 1 in Songs for a New World, Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, Henrik Eggerman in A Little Night Music, and the title role in Craig Hella Johnsons’s passion-oratorio, Considering Matthew Shepard. He has appeared with Red Shift Chamber Choir, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, eVoco Voice Collective, and The New Musicals Project, and has worked with such artists as Craig Hella Johnson, Victoria Clark, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Dr. Rubinstein holds a D.M.A in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University, a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, and a B.M. in Music Education and Dance from the State University of New York at Fredonia.


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