Dr. Robert Sage, CSO and CYSO Music Director
Robert Sage is Music Director of the Claremont Symphony Orchestra and the Claremont Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has been a member of CSO for over 35 years as both piano soloist and Conductor, during which time he has performed a substantial portion of the piano concerto and symphonic literature. Dr. Sage's Master's and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance were both taken at the University of Southern California, under the tutelage of Lillian Steuber. He also studied with Harry Datyner, of the Geneva (Switzerland) Conservatory, and has taken master classes in conducting under the direction of Herbert Blomstedt and David Willcocks.
Dr. Ruth Charloff, CSO Associate Conductor
Ruth Charloff has been CSO Associate Conductor since 2012. She directs the UCR Orchestra, Chamber Singers, and Chorale at the University of California, Riverside. Her D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting is from Northwestern University, and her M.A. is from the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Riverside she has taught conducting, instrumentation, 20th-century music history, and Introduction to Western Music.