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Sheldon Bair is the Founder and Music Director of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra (Harford County, Maryland, from 1978), a community orchestra of over 70 members. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College (Pennsylvania) where he studied conducting with Otis Kitchen and composition with James McVoy and Darrell Douglas, and a Master’s degree from Towson University (Maryland). In addition, his postgraduate studies included classes at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Sheldon Bair has studied conducting with Witold Rowicki in Vienna, and Marc Mostovoy, William Hudson, and Leonid Grin.

"Maestro Sheldon Bair is a musician's musician and a proponent and exponent of all that is fine and lasting in music.  The future of music in America would not be advantageous without his work in so many areas." - Judith Anne Still

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