Date: 02/18/2023 Time: 1:40 PM
Maestro Oltman’s handprint on the Conservatory, its students and its faculty is legendary. He referred to his leadership of the BW Bach Festival for nearly 4 decades as “the highlight of my years.” His impact upon the musical landscape of Northeast Ohio was exemplary: Maestro Oltman founded the Ohio Chamber Orchestra in 1972, served as Music Director and Conductor of the Cleveland Ballet Orchestra for 24 years, then led the Ballet San Jose Orchestra for 12 years. He collaborated with the great musical artists, choreographers and orchestras of his time, and we honor his memory with fondness and deep respect.
A live stream of Dwight Oltman’s Funeral Service
The Oltman family would be deeply honored if you would remember Maestro Oltman with a gift to the Oltman Family Instrumental Performance Prize. The Oltman Prize specifically focuses on students who demonstrate outstanding artistic achievement to fulfill the highest priority recruitment needs of the Conservatory. To make a gift to the Oltman Prize, please visit the BW giving page and click on the drop-down menu options under “Area of Greatest Need.” You will then be able to select “Oltman Prize” to make sure your donation is properly credited and recognized. Questions about making your donation? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-826-2104.
The BW community is grateful for the 4 decades that Dwight Oltman served our Conservatory family. We hold all who grieve his loss, especially his family, in our collective hearts.
Read a digital copy of Maestro Oltman’s memoire, “My Journey from Enders, Nebraska to Edinburgh, Scotland.”