Aaron Picht is the conductor of the Youth Chamber and Baroque Players Orchestras at Temple Music Prep.  He received a bachelor of music degree in viola performance from the Boston University School of Fine Arts where he studied viola with Walter Trampler and chamber music with Eugene Lehner. His primary pedagogical influence, however, was George Neikrug, a longtime student of the legendary Demetrius Dounis. Picht has performed solo and chamber music at a variety of concert venues including the 92nd Street YMHA, Lincoln Center, the Baltimore Chamber Music Society, the ISCM Festival - Boston and the Holland Festival. Picht succeeded Maestro Luis Biava as the conductor of the Youth Chamber Orchestra in 2015. Since then, Picht has led the Youth Chamber Orchestra on three concert tours of Iceland, an appearance at a “Harmony for Peace” concert at Verizon Hall and a performance on a “Salute to Tchaikovsky” program at Jordan Hall at The New England Conservatory.