“The orchestra was joined by the Providence Singers for the last movement, the so-called ‘Ode to Joy,’ which was one of the more moving moments in the Philharmonic’s season. The Singers sounded terrific.”



 






Michael Galib
Assistant Conductor

Michael Galib
Michael Galib
Assistant Conductor

Assistant Conductor Michael Galib is music director at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County and pianist with the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus. Having participated in numerous conducting workshops, he has most notably worked with the Omaha Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, and Bacau Philharmonic (Romania), with clinicians including Thomas Wilkins, Gustav Meier, and Markand Thakar. As a choral singer, he has performed with the Providence Singers, the New England Conservatory Chamber Singers, and Trinity Choir of Trinity Church, Boston.

Graduating with honors in composition from New England Conservatory, his composition The Moffett-Klein Phenomenon was the winner of the 2004 International Trumpet Guild Composition Competition. Premiered by Jens Lindemann, formerly of the Canadian Brass, the piece has since been performed by players from New England Conservatory, the Cincinnati Conservatory, and recorded by Rob Frear, former principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic.

Fluent in French, Galib has worked as the pianist of the summer French School of Middlebury College since 2008 and maintains an active studio of private piano students in Portsmouth.