Native Australian conductor Ron Spigelman is music director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. He is also the principal pops conductor for the Fort Worth Symphony and has just completed an eight-year tenure as music director of the Springfield Missouri Symphony. Spigelman has held the post of associate conductor with both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and principal pops conductor with the Syracuse Symphony. He also has been music director of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, San Angelo Symphony, and Texas Chamber Orchestra. Spigelman is an honors graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, where his principal instrument of study was the trumpet. He is co-author of the blog Sticks and Drones at insidethearts.com.