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Dr. Sándor Szabó

Dr. Sándor Szabó embarks on his 20th season as music director and conductor of OSNJ in 2024-25.  He maintains an active career as conductor, organist, pianist, harpsichordist, vocal coach, arranger, and adjudicator. Choirs and orchestras under his leadership have toured throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States, and he has performed in major venues in Europe and North America.

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Dr. Szabó began his musical education in Yugoslavia. He graduated from the University of Novi Sad in 1984 with the diploma “Academic Musician in the Piano Art” and received a Master’s degree from the University of Music Arts, Belgrade.  


Dr. Szabó carried on a performing career while teaching piano at the University of Music Arts, Novi Sad, and working as assistant conductor/accompanist at the Serbian National Opera. After relocating to Canada, and then the U.S., he continued his musical education, obtaining Master’s degrees in organ performance and sacred music from Westminster Choir College, where he was awarded the full-tuition Currin scholarship, and his doctoral degree in piano performance at Boston University. 


Dr. Szabo has held the post of music director in prominent churches in Ontario, Canada, and in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. In addition to leading OSNJ, Dr. Szabo is music director/ organist at Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Pompeii parishes in Dobbs Ferry NY, and organist/choir director at Temple B’nai Abraham in  Livingston, NJ.

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