Co-Artistic Directors

David Bloom


Co-Artistic Director and Conductor Contemporaneous (2010-present; New York, NY)

Face the Music, Kaufman Music Center (2013-present; New York, NY)

Conductor and Teacher
Special Music School High School, Kaufman Music Center (2014-2018; New York, NY)

Resident Conductor and Artistic Advisor
The Dream Unfinished (2015-present; New York, NY)

Selected Operatic Experience

• Les enfants terribles (2019; Omaha, NE), Conductor: music by Philip Glass, directed by James Darah; produced by Opera Omaha
• BMP: Next Generation (2018-present; New York, NY), Music Director: new operatic works by young composers; produced by Beth Morrison Projects
• Six. Twenty. Outrageous. (2018; New York, NY), Conductor: music by Daniel Thomas Davis, directed by Doug Fitch; produced by American Opera Projects and Symphony Space
• A Period of Animate Existence (2017; Philadelphia, PA), Conductor: music by Troy Herion; produced by Pig Iron Theater, featuring Contemporaneous and The Crossing
• Mata Hari (2017; New York, NY), Conductor: music by Matt Marks; produced by HERE Arts Center and PROTOTYPE Festival
• A Marvelous Order (2015-present; New York, NY and Williamstown, MA): music by Judd Greenstein; produced by New Amsterdam Presents
• Experiments in Opera (2014-present; New York, NY), Conductor: four productions including numerous new operas
• Wise Blood (2015; Minneapolis, MN), Music Director: music by Anthony Gatto; produced by Walker Art Center
• Kansas City Choir Boy (2014-present; New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami), Music Director: music by Todd Almond; produced by Beth Morrison Projects, featuring Courtney Love
• Bard College Opera Workshop (2011-2014; Annandale-on-Hudson, NY), Conductor: fully staged performances of standard repertoire operatic scenes with undergraduate cast and orchestra

Other Experience

Selected Guest Conducting

• Bang on a Can All-Stars
• The Crossing
• Ensemble Mise-En
• Ghostlight Chorus
• Hotel Elefant
• Stereo Hideout
• JACK Quartet
• Kronos Quartet
• Mantra Percussion
• NOW Ensemble
• Present Music


• SONY Masterworks: Kansas City Choir Boy: cast recording featuring Courtney Love and Todd Almond, forthcoming
• Cantaloupe Records: Music of Jeffrey Brooks: Bang on a Can All-Stars with Contemporaneous, forthcoming
• Quest Productions: Quest (film score by Dylan Mattingly); Contemporaneous, 2017
• Leaf Records: Cistern (Jherek Bischoff); Contemporaneous, 2016
• New Amsterdam Records: The Two Halves (Finnegan Shanahan); Contemporaneous, 2016
• Starkland Records: The Boreal (Elliott Sharp) JACK Quartet and Orchestra Carbon, 2016
• Innova Recordings: NYFA Collection, Vol. II (Yotam Haber and Anthony Gatto); Contemporaneous and Adam Meckler Orchestra, 2015
• Roven Records: TORUS (Yotam Haber); Contemporaneous, 2015
• Innova Recordings: Stream of Stars (Dylan Mattingly); Contemporaneous, 2012

Eric Segnitz

Performed With

AFM – Local 8
Kepler Quartet
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Milwauee Ballet Orchestra
Elgin Symphony
Chamber Orchestra
Green Bay Symphony
Oshkosh Symphony
Sheboygan Symphon
Waukesha Symphony
Festival City Symphony
Youth Symphony of the United States


Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project
PBS Centennial Documentaries on WI and IA
String Publications by Hal Leonard
Broadway Production of Anna Karenina
The Mai, Twelft Night, and Anna Karenina for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Antigone for Theatre Gigante/Present Music


Present Music’s Creation Project
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s ACE Program
Guest Lecturer at Harvard, Berklee/Boston Conservatory, & UW-Milwaukee.


• Flight Box (2001)
• Haunted America (2002)
• In White (2004)
• Michael Torke: 6 (2005)
• Henry Brandt Collection, Vol. 3 (2006)
• Graffiti (2009)
• Kamran Ince (2010)
• Kamran Ince Passion and Dreams (2016)
• 20TH Century Contrasts, Mirimar Sinfonietta (Albany Records)
• Ben Johnston/Kepler Quartet 3 CD series (New World Records)
• Loose Connections, Yehuda Yannay

Awards & Grants

Aaron Copland Fund
Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust
Argosy Foundation
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Fromm Foundation
New Music USA
Alice M. Ditson Fund
Caledonia Foundation
Johnson Controls Foundation