Our Conductor

Brian Mishler – Conductor, Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra

A 2003 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Brian Mishler graduated with highest honors and a B.S. in Music Education and a Cello performance certificate, while studying with Kim Cook. Mr. Mishler holds a M.M. degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Paula Kosower, James Kjelland, Robert Hasty, Victor Yampolsky, and Jon Pegis, with an emphasis in Cello Performance and String Pedagogy. Mr. Mishler has also studied with renowned cellist Yumi Kendall, of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is currently in his sixth year of teaching, where he serves on the faculty as the Director of Orchestral Studies at Exeter Senior High School and teaches Music Theory. He has performed as Assistant Principal Cellist of the Altoona Symphony, with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, Reading Pops Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Allegehenies, Reading Civic Theater, and Dave Stahl Orchestra. He also enjoys playing in a variety of chamber ensembles.