Conductors

University of Michigan Campus Orchestras are conducted by Graduate Student Conductors at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Some of the past Campus Orchestras conductors are now assistant conductors or music directors in professional orchestras around the country.
Rotem Weinberg, 2019-2020 CSO Conductor
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Israeli conductor Rotem Weinberg currently serves as the music director of both the Campus Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Pops Orchestra at the University of Michigan. He began his conducting studies at the age of seventeen, under the guidance of Vag Papian. Before starting his academic studies, he served in the Israel Defense Forces military band as head librarian and assistant conductor. He earned a B.M. in orchestral conducting from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music of Tel-Aviv University, where he studied with Prof. Yoav Talmi, Yi-an Xu, and Ronen Borshevsky. He earned a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Michigan with Prof. Kenneth Kiesler. Rotem participated in workshops and masterclasses with world renowned orchestral conductors, including Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, and Zsolt Nagy. He participated in additional conducting workshops with Joseph Missal, Felix Hauswirth, and Laszlo Marosi. In his native Israel he led many orchestral, wind band, and vocal ensembles, achieving national acclaim as a conductor and educator. He received many honors and awards for his conducting and musicianship, including the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Excellence Grant in orchestral conducting (2014, 2015), the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Excellence Scholarship (2011-2014), and the Tel Aviv University Dean of Arts Excellence Award (2011, 2012) for his outstanding musical and academic achievements. Rotem made his opera conducting debut in the fall of 2017, serving as the cover conductor for the University of Michigan’s production of William Bolcom’s new opera, Dinner at Eight. In February 2018 he served as the first assistant conductor for the test performance of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess’ new critical edition. An advocate of contemporary music, Rotem collaborated with many composers. He premiered works by Tyler Arnold, Nina Shekhar, Sawyer Denton, and Natalie Moller.

Régulo Stabilito, 2019-2020 CPO Conductor
Régulo Stabilito grew up musically in the world-renowned project “El Sistema” in Venezuela, and he had the opportunity to start his career as a conductor at the age of 20, working directly with Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu and holding the responsibility of conducting
principal orchestras in Venezuela. From 2006, Stabilito has appeared as guest conductor in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal. He also has continued developing his career throughout Latin America, maintaining a very close relationship with principal orchestras in Venezuela, such as the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, and the Caracas Municipal Symphony
Orchestra. During his career, Stabilito also has had the opportunity to accompany renowned international
soloists, in addition to making frequent appearances as conductor in ballet and opera productions.
Régulo Stabilito is a Lawyer graduated from Santa Maria University in Caracas. He studied
conducting in Venezuela with Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Carlos Riazuelo and Manuel Hernandez-Silva,
and his principal teacher and mentor was Alfredo Rugeles receiving his first master’s degree at
Simón Bolívar University. In 2019 Stabilito graduated as master’s in music from University of
Michigan. Currently, Stabilito is pursuing his Doctorate in Musical Arts under the guidance of
Maestro Kenneth Kiesler in his conducting studio of University of Michigan. As Co-Founder of
LAMI (The Latin-American Music Initiative) where the principal activity is the edition and
diffusion of Latin-American works, Stabilito keeps his relationship with different orchestras of
Latin-America holding an interesting agenda of projects for the upcoming year.
Stabilito serves as Conductor of Campus Philharmonia Orchestra at University of Michigan, and
as Music Director and Choir Conductor of St. Mary Catholic Church, in Chelsea, Michigan.