Isaac Newman (Quincy House, Class of ’25) is a music concentrator at Harvard, studying conducting with Federico Cortese. In addition to music directing Mozart Society Orchestra, Isaac is also the conductor of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and the new HRDC musical, Iscariot. He studied orchestral conducting at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts and has been a guest conductor with the Harvard College Opera. Isaac is also an award winning composer and is currently composing a choral piece for the Harvard College New Music Initiative. In addition to conducting and composing, Isaac is a cellist and a two-time winner of the French Woods Festival Concerto Competition. At Harvard, he loves to play chamber music with friends. Isaac is also a singer and actor and has performed in musical theatre and operetta since he was little, most recently featured in the Harvard First-Year Musical. Outside of music, Isaac loves playing Ultimate Frisbee for Harvard’s Red Line and cooking Indian food.