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Murry R.Kahn was named Permanent Conductor of the West Islip Symphony in 2004.  Prior to that he had been Principal Trumpet and Associate Conductor for seven years.

A native of Scranton, PA, he studied trumpet with Louis Chiavacci and keyboard with Ann Liva.  While at the U.S. Naval School of Music he began  rumpet studies with Seymour Rosenfeld of the Philadelphia Orchestra. 

After graduating with honors and advanced standing from West Chester University, he attended The Juilliard School as a student of William Vacchiano.


Mr. Kahn has also played trumpet and guest conducted with the Stony Brook University Wind Ensemble, the Long Beach Symphony, the Doctor's Orchestra and music festivals in Italy and Switzerland.  In addition he has played trumpet with BAFFA, South Shore Symphony, Five Towns Orchestra, North Shore Symphony, Greenwich Village Orchestra, Island Lyric Opera, South Shore Philharmonic and the New York Symphonic Arts Orchestra.

Mr. Kahn retired, after having taught music for 31 years in the Roosevelt, Baldwin, Patchogue and Lindenhurst Public Schools.  An adjunct at the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music, he continues to teach music part-time in public and private schools on Long Island.  The West Islip Symphony is most pleased and proud to have Mr. Kahn as our conductor!


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