Conductor Paul Hostetter studied at Florida State University and The Juilliard School, with Eric Stern (Broadway), Richard Woitach (Metropolitan Opera), and Joseph Gifford (Boston University), and has participated in master classes with Leonard Slatkin. He is currently the Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, the Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the acclaimed Sequitur Ensemble, the Principal Conductor of the NY Concerti Sinfonietta, and the Founder and Artistic Adviser to the Music Mondays chamber series in New York City. He previously held positions with the Lyric Orchestra of New York and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. He has premiered more than eighty-five works by composers including David Del Tredici, Tania Leon, Anne LeBaron, and Dan Rakowski, and released numerous commercial recordings, earning a Grammy Award. As a percussionist, Hostetter has performed with the Perspectives Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the American Symphony and New York Philharmonic orchestras, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, and Music Mobile. He recently authored a new hybrid text utilizing cutting edge technology entitled OnMusic Conducting: Connect to the Sound, which has been adopted by numerous universities nationally.