The Ukrainian-born chorus master recently completed his 23rd season at The Dallas Opera, where he debuted preparing the company’s chorus for Prince Igor (1990). Rom graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory of Music with a master’s degree in choral conducting. Since immigrating to the United States, Rom has worked in many musical venues as a performer, conductor, educator, voice teacher, opera coach, and composer. He has served as a coach for numerous companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and the Cincinnati, Ravinia, and Savonlinna festivals. An Honorary Visiting Professor at Finland’s Sibelius Academy and the Helsinki Conservatory of Music, Rom was a Visiting Professor at the Savonlinna Opera Festival Music Institute for ten years. Also, in Finland, he staged and musically prepared Eugene Onegin at the Retretti Performance Hall with an international case of rising stars from Russia and Finland. Rom was a founder of the Grace Choral Society of Brooklyn, New York, of which he was Music Director for 19 years. His music and arrangements for voice, chorus, piano, and other instruments have been performed in many prestigious venues.