Arnold Kirshenbaum, MD is a board certified, practicing allergist & immunologist with numerous publications dating back to 1986, when he began his immunology fellowship and career at the National Institutes of Health. His musical career and interests began in high school, with the Rhode Island youth orchestra and at Providence College while performing in the marching band and orchestra.
For the past five years, Dr. Kirshenbaum has turned to composition and is currently studying college level music theory and composition privately with Dr. Joshua Fishbein. To date, Dr. Kirshenbaum has composed quartets and quintets for strings, woodwinds and brass, as well as a choral work. March Sousa was performed by the University of Maryland Marching Band in 2016 and Northwood High School in 2015. His latest and first full orchestra work, Festival of Lights Medley, was composed at the request of the SSO, and is being performed in celebration of this holiday season and the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.
Dr. Kirshenbaum lives with his wife Vivian in Silver Spring, Maryland. Together they have six children and 24 grandchildren living in the US and Israel.