Steven Sametz serves as the Artistic Director of the professional chamber choir The Princeton Singers and is Director of Choral Activities at Lehigh University. He has appeared as guest conductor with the New York Chamber Symphony, the Taipei Philharmonic Foundation, the Berkshire Music Festival and the Netherlands Radio Choir appearing in such venues as Avery Fisher Hall, the Schubertsaal at the Vienna State Opera House, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Taipei) and Berlin Philharmonic Hall. Equally at home with orchestral and choral conducting, Dr. Sametz has led major works ranging from Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto to the Britten War Requiem, Bach’s B-minor Mass, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, the Verdi Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Lutosławski’s Trois poemes d’Henri Michaut and innovatively staged performances of Debussy’s Martyr de Saint Sébastien and Bach’s Matthäuspassion. Sametz has conducted the Grammy Award winning ensemble Chanticleer in performances of Monteverdi’s Vespro della beata Vergine (1610) to critical acclaim in San Francisco and New York. His commitment to new music may be seen in the many premieres he regularly conducts as founder-director of the Lehigh University-American Choral Director’s Association Summer Choral Composers Forum. He frequently conducts premieres of his own works, including his choral-orchestral symphony Carmina amoris, the ballet-piano concerto The White Raven, his ballet Small Steps/Tiny Revolutions, the concerto for electric violin and orchestra Be/Dazzled, the concerto for two harps and orchestra Earth, Wind, Fire and the orchestral song cycle American Songs–Sacred and Profane.