NEW YORK – A graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School and the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam has conducted an ensemble in the famed Carnegie Hall for the first time.
Richard F. Regan, a 1987 graduate of N-B High School, led The New York Wind Symphony before a full house at Isaac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall.
Now in his l0th season as music director and principal conductor of The New York Wind Symphony, Regan also conducts the summer pops program of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Hudson Valley Honors Youth Wind Ensemble.
Regan is in demand as a guest conductor of bands and orchestras throughout the country and has led performances in Beijing, Prague and France. He has won several Revelli Awards and is the youngest recipient of the prestigious Helen M. Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching Award.
After graduating from NCS, Regan earned degrees from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (1991) and The Florida State University (1993). He teaches instrumental music at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, where he conducts their wind ensemble.
Phil and Linda Regan along with sister Ellie Prashaw from Norwood attended the concert in New York City and said “the performance was outstanding!”