Music Director

Richard F. Regan - Color

Now in his 17th season as Music Director and Principal Conductor of The New York Wind Symphony, Richard F. Regan has also served as orchestra director of the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center Orchestra and as The Greater Newburgh Symphony Pops Orchestra conductor where he began a full-scale survey of America’s Symphonic Masterworks. He maintains a strong connection with the youth of our region through his work with the Hudson Valley Honors Band Program and as conductor of the award winning Wind Ensemble at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York.  He is in demand as a guest conductor of bands and orchestras throughout the country and has led performances in Beijing, Prague and France. He has conducted the New York Wind Symphony in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City and most recently at the Bard Music Festival in the beautiful Richard B. Fischer Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Regan’s tenure with the New York Wind Symphony has led to many important premieres including the North American Premiere of Johan de Meij’s Symphony No. 4, the World Premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s Lincoln Tunnel Cabaret for Solo Trombone and Wind Orchestra, and the World Premiere of the newly revised Universe at an Exhibition where the NYWS provided the live soundtrack to the film created by Emmy nominated director and astronomer, Dr. José Francisco Salgado. Regan has collaborated with members of the New York Philharmonic on several concerto projects with the wind symphony, including Phil Meyers, Joe Alessi, Mark Nuccio, and Chris Martin.  He also conducted the New York Wind Symphony as part of the International Trombone Association’s convention at The Julliard School, where they accompanied some of the world’s greatest orchestral musicians. 

Highly regarded as a music educator, Richard F. Regan is a multiple winner of the William D. Revelli Award, a recipient of the Helen M. Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching Award, and the 2014 Arts in Education Honoree at the Orange County Arts Council Awards Gala.