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Roger  Nierenberg

Roger Nierenberg

Conductor / Symphonic Music Presenter


Maestro Roger Nierenberg made his New York conducting debut at Avery Fisher with the Pro Arte Chorale and Orchestra. He was soon invited to conduct operas in two successive seasons at the Mostly Mozart Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center. Thereafter followed long, successful tenures as Music Director of both the Stamford Symphony in Connecticut and the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida. Read More >

Numerous guest conducting engagements followed with many of the great American orchestras, including the symphony orchestras of Austin, Baltimore, Charleston, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Jersey, San Diego, St. Louis, and Utah as well as New York’s American Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Abroad he has recorded with the London Philharmonic and conducted at both the Prague Spring Festival and the Beijing Festival. He has collaborated with many of the most renowned solo artists and composers of our time.

During his tenure with the Jacksonville Symphony, the seeds were planted that would lead Maestro Nierenberg to a startling departure from the conventional, through the unparalleled creation of The Music Paradigm. Through his experiences engaging with community businesses and civic leaders, he became curious about the challenges and opportunities faced by organizations in times of rapid change. He quickly realized how crucial issues of organizational development could be powerfully brought to life within an orchestra. Thus was born The Music Paradigm, which has taken Mr. Nierenberg to the podium of over ninety different orchestras, before hundreds of different organizations from civic groups to Fortune 500 companies, in twenty-four different countries. Many of the lessons learned on this journey are presented in his book Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening, which was honored in 2009 as the Best Leadership Book from 800-CEO-READ. Read Less ^

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Chairman, The New York Times Company

"I’ve gone through a number of such exercises over the years but never one as enjoyable and effective as yours."

Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, AstraZeneca

"Through this brief, two-hour session, we were able to convey messages and really have them resonate with people in a way that three, four or five training programs wouldn’t do."

President, Diageo International

"I want you to know the enormous impact you had on so many of our people attending the event. We’ve had such strong feedback about the experience you created for us."

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, The McGraw-Hill Companies

"This was a total hit for us. In circumstances where you want to bring out lessons on leadership, it’s hard to think of anything that would be better than The Music Paradigm."

Senior Vice President, Auto Claims Farmers Insurance Group

"The reaction from The Music Paradigm session was one of awe and wonder. It created such a buzz and such a feeling of ‘You know, I get it.’"

President & CEO, Cushman & Wakefield

"You far exceeded my expectations…the music, the orchestra, and your use of this medium to promote the importance of leadership, responsibility and teamwork were extraordinary."

Sr. Director, Supply Management, DeVry Inc.

"The event was excellent. Roger Nierenberg’s The Music Paradigm was outstanding and received a standing ovation. It’s such an innovative way to show the importance of collaboration, teamwork, and perspective."

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