Scott Stein – Conductor
Scott Stein is a Brooklyn-based pianist, songwriter, conductor and music director. He is an in-demand collaborator who is known for moving seamlessly between genres. In the musical theater world, Scott has served as music director for productions of new works at the New York Musical Festival and the NY Fringe Festival, as well as the off-Broadway production ofÂ Wicked FrozenÂ at the St. Lukeâ€™s Theater. As a sideman and studio musician, he has work with a wide array of artists including Broadway and American Idol star Constantine Maroulis and Grammy-winning childrenâ€™s music artist Joanie Leeds. As a solo singer/songwriter himself, Scott appears regularly at clubs throughout NYC and has several independent albums to his name, including his latestÂ Uphill, produced by Mark Marshall.
Scott is also accomplished in the field of Jewish music. He has conducted several Jewish choral ensembles and accompanied some of the top cantors in North America. He was also the recipient of the 2007 Guild of Temple Musiciansâ€™ Young Composers Award for his setting ofÂ Shirat HayamÂ (The Song of the Sea). Currently he serves on the faculty of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College.
Julian Chin – Accompanist / Assistant Conductor
Julian Chin is a pianist and conductor currently based in New York City. Prior to moving to the East Coast, Julian spent over a decade in Chicago working as a performer and educator. Highlights from this time include being a founding faculty member at The Chicago High School for the Arts (Chicagoâ€™s first tuition-free arts high school), work in the underground theater scene with The Fly Honey Show and the Grelley Duvall Show, and playing with a variety of pop, rock, soul, and hip hop bands in venues across Chicago small and large. Julian also served as the music director for Temple Jeremiah in Northfield, IL.
Since relocating, Julian has become increasingly involved in Jewish music. He currently serves as a staff accompanist at the HUC-JIR Debbie Friedman School for Sacred Music. He is an accompanist at large for several community choirs, and serves as the conductor of the Brooklyn chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir. Most recently, he was hired as the regular accompanist at Temple Israel of Westport, CT.