Noam Aviel is the Associate Conductor of the San Antonio Symphony, leading the Young People’s Concerts, Pops Series, Community and Outreach concerts, and acting as the cover conductor for the Classics Series. She also conducts the Symphony in the annual, fully-staged production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, in collaboration with Ballet San Antonio.
This season, she proudly makes her conducting debut with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavík.
An opera enthusiast, Aviel serves as the Assistant Conductor at OPERA San Antonio, a position she has held since 2016. With them, she has assisted in productions of La bohème, Macbeth, Carmen, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Las Fundaciones de Béjar by Joseph Julian Gonzalez. She was also Music Director and Conductor of the opera A Dinner Engagement by Lennox Berkeley as part of the Illinois Festival Opera, and conducted performances of Street Scene by Kurt Weill at Illinois State University, where she served as Assistant Director of Orchestras. Aviel has served in Assistant Conductorships with Angels Vocal Art in Los Angeles and McCall SummerFest in Idaho.
Aviel holds a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from Illinois State University and Bachelor’s degrees in Voice Performance and Orchestral Conducting from Tel-Aviv University. She was also fortunate enough to participate as a Conducting Fellow at the Eastern Music Festival, working closely with Maestro Gerard Schwarz. A native of Israel, Aviel’s earliest performance experience was as a chorus member with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zubin Mehta.