Maestro Gerald Steichen has conducted the Boston Pops, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning, America.” He has performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Symphonies conducted: New Haven, Utah, Oregon, New Jersey, Cincinnati Pops, New York Pops, Columbus, Naples, Hartford, Macon, Longview, Oklahoma City. Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo City Symphony, Norwegian Radio Symphony and the NDR Philharmonic Hannover.

Opera companies: New York City Opera, New Jersey, Utah, Michigan, Tulsa, Anchorage, Ashlawn/Highland, Opera East Texas, Glimmerglass, Santa Fe. Merola program and Western Opera Theater – San Francisco.

Broadway/tours: The King & IPhantom of the Opera, Secret Garden, Peter Pan, Cats and Master Class.

Originally from Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Steichen holds degrees from Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma City University and the University of Southern California, where he studied with Gwendolyn Koldofsky and Jean Barr. He currently resides in New York City.

Drink of the Month


  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 oz white rum
  • club soda

In a glass, muddle lime juice with sugar, add mint and mush against the sides of the glass. Fill glass 2/3 full with cracked ice and pour in the rum. Top off with club soda. Garnish with a lime.