Bryan Rudderow is Director and Conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) Concertino Winds, Clarinet Ensemble and CL4tet Clarinet Quartet as well as the NJYS Summer Winds Camp. He also serves as Conductor of the Upper School Wind Symphony and Middle School Wind Ensembles at Kent Place School in Summit. Mr. Rudderow has appeared on three continents as conductor, composer, and clarinetist/saxophonist, focusing his energy on music composed in his lifetime. He earned degrees from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University and William Paterson University in Music Education, Performance, Conducting, and Composition/Theory. While at Montclair State University, Mr. Rudderow received one of three highly competitive graduate assistantships and was named Assistant Conductor of Instrumental Ensembles, a position created specifically for him. Shortly after completing his Master of Music degree, he was invited to attend the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina to study operatic conducting and composition. As a conductor, Mr. Rudderow has collaborated with ensembles around the world, from the Orquesta Filarmónica in Buenos Aires to the Montclair State Symphony Orchestra and Bands. Additional appointments include the TRANSIT Ensemble (NYC), Portland (ME) Symphony Orchestra, Greater Princeton Youth Symphonies, and the Shippensburg (PA) Symphony Orchestra. As the Director of Concertino Winds since its inception in 2009, the ensemble has performed works arranged and commissioned for the ensemble, hallmarks of the wind band repertoire, and several pieces Mr. Rudderow composed for the ensemble. As Director of Clarinet Ensemble and CL4tet, Bryan strives to give the most advanced student clarinetists in New Jersey the opportunity to perform challenging music written and arranged for the instrument.

Mr. Rudderow is regularly engaged as a guest clinician in public and private schools across the Tri-State Area, extolling the values of air support, scales, preparation, and intention. As an educator, Bryan has been working with students on the audition process for the better part of 20 years. His students have auditioned and participated in experiences across the country, including NAfME All-National Band/Orchestra and All-Eastern Band, All-National Honor Band of America, Massachusetts Senior Regional and All-State Band, New Hampshire Senior Regional and All-State Jazz Band, New Jersey Junior/Senior Regional Bands/Orchestras and All-State Bands/Orchestras, New Jersey Junior/Senior Regional and All-State Jazz Bands. Students have been accepted to Pre-College programs including Jullliard, Manhattan, Mannes, and auditioned ensembles of New York Youth Symphony, NJYS, Princeton Youth, Jazz House Kids, NJPAC Jazz for Teens. Students have participated in summer music programs including Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Interlochen, Kinhaven, Brevard, Stanford Jazz, Jazz House Kids, NYU Broadway Winds, Aria International Summer Academy, Stokes, Penn State Honors Music, Rutgers Honors Music and NJYS Orchestral Camp/Summer Winds/JTole Summer Jazz. Bryan has also worked with students in their preparation for college admission, receiving admission to schools such as Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Duke, Berklee, Manhattan School of Music, Emory, UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, UC Davis, King’s College London, Northwestern, Chicago, Bard, NYU, Brown, Rice, USC, Indiana, Miami, Pittsburg, Rider, Temple, Rutgers, Montclair State. Bryan offers his apologies for any schools/ensembles/experiences he omitted, as every audition and process is uniquely valuable to the student it has impacted.

Bryan is a proud member of the Silverstein Artists, and plays on Silverstein Gold Hexa Ligature on a Frank Kaspar Chicago 14 mouthpiece for clarinet and a Quattro Gold Ligatures with his Ted Klum mouthpieces on saxophone.