Marc Lowenstein is a composer, conductor, singer, and teacher. He was one of the six principal composers of Hopscotch, he has written one full-length opera based on the movie The Fisher King, and has written several other vocal works, including this for Jodie Landau and wildUp, and he is currently working on a family opera. He is founding Music Director of The Industry and with them has been Music Director for Crescent City, Invisible Cities, In C, Galileo, three iterations of the new opera workshops First Take, and Hopscotch. He recently conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group in the premiere of his and Yuval Sharon’s new performing edition of Lou Harrison’s Young Caesar. He conducted on New York City Opera’s Vox program for four years. He also conducts the Gurrisonic jazz orchestra and has a deep interest in cross-genre and cross-cultural musical styles, avoiding the word “musics” in favor of the word “music”. He has been Music Director for several premieres including John King’s Dice Thrown, and the American premieres of Aperghis’ L’Origine des Espèces, Krausas’ The Immortal Thoughts of Lady MacBeth, Oliver’s Peach Blossom Fan, and Schaeffer’s Loving. He has sung about twenty five opera roles including Madeline X in the premiere of Foreman/Gordon’s What to Wear, and has been active as a performer of contemporary vocal music singing on the Ojai festival and on the Monday Evening Concert series. He has been called “a terrific singer” (LA Times), an “assured conductor” (New York Times) and “raptly lyrical” (New Yorker). He has recorded on Naxos, Industry Records, Innova, Poobah, Bedroom Community, Q Division, Nine Winds Music and Three Kids music.
Marc holds the Roy E. Disney Family Chair in Music Composition in the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts.