Half conducting professor…half Jedi master.” — Christopher O’Riley, NPR From the Top

“Mark Shapiro is an excellent instructor who teaches to the unique needs of each individual student. He took time to get to know me as a person, pushed me outside of my comfort zone, was patient and gave me the tools I needed to overcome challenges I faced in my conducting at that time.” — Aram Demirjian, Music Director, The Knoxville Symphony

“Mark Shapiro‘s patient insight into all the skills and professional areas encompassed by conducting was of enormous value to me as I was first exploring this career path.” — Lidiya Yankovskaya, Music Director, Chicago Opera Theater

Studio instruction (Manhattan studio; or via Skype or FaceTime)

European American Musical Alliance
Director of Conducting

The Juilliard School (Evening Division)
Conducting Faculty

The Mannes School of Music 
Conducting Faculty

Teachers College at Columbia University
Adjunct Conducting Faculty