A native of Rochester, New York, Terence Kirchgessner began his conducting studies at the age of fifteen with Jeff Greene, a prominent wind conductor and award-winning educator. He was accepted to the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he conducted the wind ensemble, early music ensemble, string orchestra, chamber orchestra and held the position of Assistant Conductor of the Crane Symphony Orchestra.
Terence’s conducting engagements have included singers from the Palm Beach Opera and Florida Grand Opera, ensembles at the Hartwick Music Festival and New York Summer Music Festivals as well as the Clarkson University Orchestra, the Treasure Coast Symphony, the Lynn Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, the Lynn Philharmonia and The Symphonia - Boca Raton.
Mr. Kirchgessner is currently the Staff Conductor at Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida, the Music Director of the Treasure Coast Symphony in Fort Pierce, Florida and the Music Director of the Broward Symphony in Davie, Florida.
Terence Kirchgessner holds a Bachelor of Music from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Master of Music from Lynn University. His primary conducting mentors were Timothy Topolewski, Chris Lanz and Jon Robertson.