Rotem Weinberg started his conducting studies at the age of 17, under the guidance of Vag Papian. He earned a B.M. in orchestral conducting at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music of Tel-Aviv University, where he studied with Prof. Yoav Talmi. He earned his Master’s degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Michigan. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A) degree at the University of Michigan with Prof. Kenneth Kiesler.
Rotem participated in workshops with world renowned conductors, including Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, and Zsolt Nagy.
In his native Israel Rotem led many orchestral, 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 Merit Scholarship in orchestral conducting, and the Tel Aviv University Dean of Arts Excellence Scholarship for his outstanding musical and academic achievements.
Rotem currently serves as the music director for both the Michigan Pops Orchestra and Campus Philharmonia Orchestra at the University of Michigan. In the fall of 2017 he served as the cover conductor for the University of Michigan’s production of William Bolcom’s new opera “Dinner at Eight”, assisting Prof. Kathleen Kelly.