Equally adept at conducting classical and pops programs, Albert-George Schram has led a wide variety of repertoire for many orchestras in the US and abroad. He guest conducts the Charlotte Symphony's popular Summer Pops series at Symphony Park and around the Charlotte community, plus Pops series concerts per season. Previously he has held titled positions in Nashville, Louisville, and Florida.
Schram's guest conducting roster has included the symphonies of Dallas, Tucson, New Orleans (Louisiana Philharmonic), Oklahoma City, Louisville, Spokane, San Antonio and Orlando, among others. His conducting engagements abroad have been with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the KBS (Seoul) and Teagu Symphonies in Korea, the Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional of Bolivia, the Orquestra Sinfonica Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza) in Argentina, the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, and the Orchester der Allgemeinen Musikgesellschaft (Luzern) in Switzerland.
Educated at The Hague Conservatory in his native Netherlands, Schram has also studied at the Universities of Calgary and Victoria in Canada, and the University of Washington.
Schram has worked with many distinguished artists, including pianists Lang Lang and Olga Kern and violinist Elmar Oliveira. His performance repertoire has included most of the standard symphonic masterpieces and he has an affinity for performing the great choral-orchestral works as well as those of contemporary composers such as John Corigliano and Jennifer Higdon.
As a pops conductor, Schram has worked with James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, Chris Botti, Boyz II Men, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny G, Olivia Newton-John, Smokey Robinson, Chicago, and Aretha Franklin.
In his spare time, Schram is an avid racquetball player and a certified group fitness instructor. He currently resides in Florida with his wife, Debbie. They have three children.