Ismael Sandoval is a Mexican–American conductor based in Boston, MA. As a conductor, Ismael has founded and directed several ensembles across the East Coast, all invested in the pursuit of bringing people together in the beauty and power of music. In his efforts to give back to his community and promote the profound impact that music can have on people, Ismael performs in venues such as assisted living facilities, hospitals, parks, and anywhere else where music might be needed. As a champion of new music, Ismael frequently premieres works by composers from all around the country. Ismael’s most recent musical venture, The Vertex Ensemble, is a collaboration between composers and musicians in the Boston area with the goal of promoting contemporary music alongside more traditional repertoire. In addition to Eureka, Ismael is a conducting fellow with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (Diane Wittry, Music Director) for the ‘17’18 season.
Ismael has had recent engagements with the Boston Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, the Portsmouth Musical and Arts Center, the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra (Lawrenceville, GA), the Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island (Langley, WA), the Medomak Festival Orchestra (Washington, ME), the College Orchestra Directors Association National Conference Orchestra, the Florida Keys Community Concert Band, the Berklee & Boston Conservatory Recording Orchestra, the Earthstone Company production of Cabaret, and the Boston Conservatory Composers' Recital Series. Ismael is finishing his Masters of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, under the tutelage of Bruce Hangen, and received his B.M. in Music Education and B.M. in Composition from the University of Florida.