Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for the past thirty years. He has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 1965 and has taken the NEC Youth Philharmonic on thirteen international tours. He is the Artistic Director of the Walnut Hill School, a high school for the performing arts. Mr. Zander is one of the most sought after speakers in the world, giving highly effective presentations to organizations on the subject of Leadership and Creativity. He has been profiled on CNN, CBS's 60 Minutes and the BBC, and in the New York Times, the London Times and the Wall Street Journal. He was the 2002 recipient of the United Nations Caring Citizen of the Humanities Award.