Dr. Orin Grossman, pianist

Orin Grossman is the Professor of Fine Arts, Fairfield University, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Chair of the Music Advisory Committee.

Orin began piano and theory instruction at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of five. After several graduate recitals there, he entered Harvard College from which he graduated Magna cum Laude in Music. He continued his studies at Yale University, earning a Ph.D. in Music.

Dr. Grossman came to Fairfield University in 1975 as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts. In 1991 he was named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. After ten years as the Academic Vice President at Fairfield University, he returned to the faculty in the fall of 2009 as Professor of Visual and Performing Arts.

Dr. Grossman has been particularly associated with the music of George Gershwin, lecturing and performing concerts of his song transcriptions, and classical pieces to critical praise around the world, including recent performances in Cairo, New York, Florence, and St. Petersburg, Russia, where he performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and gave the Russian premiere of Gershwin's Second Rhapsody with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

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