Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility


Conductor | Educator | Performer


Bridget Kinneary is active in many disciplines with a focus on educational endeavors. She loves to explore the idea of what an ensemble can be and how ensembles learn. This curiosity has led her to work with groups around the world in places such as Germany, The United States, Zimbabwe, Belize, Colombia, and more. In addition to regular teaching engagements, Bridget remains active as a professional conductor, violist, and avid traveler.

Read full bio...


“Bridget is extremely talented in finding new ways to work according to each student’s needs and has a very good understanding of communication.”

Nouras Hanana

Violinist, East West Divan Orchestra and Teaching Colleague

“Bridget built up wonderful relationships both with the staff and the children. She manages to be encouraging without compromising her end goals.”

Catherine Stirling

Orchestra Director, Hellenic Academy in Harare Zimbabwe

“Amazing educator, consummate artist/musician, ambitious and effervescent human.”

Missy Pfohl Smith

Director, Institute for the Performing Arts, University of Rochester

Ways to Work with Bridget

Bridget has in-depth experience leading workshops on Early Childhood Music Education, German language, conducting for educators, and more. Learn more...

Bridget is available for short-term conducting engagements worldwide as well as regular substitute positions in the New York area. Learn more...

Are you starting an educational music program from scratch or scaling up an existing venture? Bridget can help with both your overall goals and structure. Learn more...

Bridget has worked with students from age 5 to 55 on a wide variety of study topics. She teaches virtually and in her studio in NYC. Learn more...

Musings: the Latest

Two days with Rufus Reid

Playing with a seasoned musical professional – someone who walks in the room with the richness of decades of music-making rolling from their skin – is of a value hard to explain. When considering taking on extra projects at music school these days, I always ask myself, “will this push me to grow?” Playing in …

Read More

Upcoming Events

No event found!

“There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”

Minnie Aumonier

Don’t miss a beat!

Sign up for Bridget’s e-Newsletter and get a FREE download of her poster, 5 Guiding Principles for Conducting Rehearsals. Plus be the first to know about upcoming performances and latest musical musings.