Eric Rubinstein


Dr. Eric Rubinstein is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Nazareth University, where he directs the Chamber Singers and Treble Choir, and teaches additional coursework in conducting and music education. Prior to his appointment at Nazareth, Dr. Rubinstein served as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College (CUNY).

Ensembles under his direction have been recognized across New York and New England for performances of the highest artistic caliber. Program highlights with the Nazareth Chamber Singers include a performance tour of Poland, a year-long partnership with Nazareth’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and an invited performance at the 2023 NYSSMA Winter Conference. From 2018-2022, Dr. Rubinstein led the Queens College Treble Choir to invited performances at the 2022 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Boston, MA and as the demonstration choir for the 2019 NYSSMA Winter Conference conducting masterclass. The Treble Choir was also honored in 2022 by The American Prize.

Dr. Rubinstein’s scholarship and creative activity focus on the advancement of twenty-first century, progressive practices in choral music education. His work has appeared in such publications as Music Educators’ Journal, SmartMusic, ChorTeach, and Anacrusis (Choral Canada), as well as through regional and national conventions of NAfME and ACDA, along with the International Society of Music Education (ISME).

As a secondary school choral director, Dr. Rubinstein amassed a decade of high school teaching in Monticello and Westhampton Beach, NY, where he concurrently served on the music education faculty at CUNY Brooklyn College. Under his direction, the choirs were honored to perform at Carnegie Hall, Chautauqua Institute, and abroad, and were featured at the 2015 NY-ACDA Conference at the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Rubinstein has also served on the artistic faculty for the New York State Summer School of the Arts, and remains active as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for various choral festivals and conferences.

Dr. Rubinstein is a member of NAfME and ACDA, where he also serves as a New York- ACDA Repertoire & Resources co-chair for LGBTQIA+ Choral Music. He holds Choral Conducting and Music Education degrees from Louisiana State University (D.M.A), Michigan State University (M.M.), and SUNY Fredonia (B.M.).


School of Music Responsibilities

  • Director of Choral Studies
  • Chamber Singers Director
  • Treble Choir Director
  • Conducting
  • Music Education


  • Louisiana State University, D.M.A.
  • Michigan State University, M.M.
  • SUNY Fredonia, B.M.