Gordon Ostrowski has been the director of opera studies and productions at Manhattan School of Music as administrator, artistic producer, and stage director since 1991. In December of 2007 he became Assistant Dean of Opera.
He was recently appointed to the board of directors of the National Opera Association which supports educational institutions that offer training in vocal performance and opera. He also serves on the board of directors of the Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera, working with the composers Jack Beeson and John Kander, to place promising young composers in a year-long opera residence with a professional opera company.
In 2005, he taught for Opera Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy. He has also directed productions of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro in Italy for the New Opera Festival of Rome. Since 2002 he has been the stage director for Centro Studi Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy. Since 1998 he has taught acting style at the Chautauqua Opera.
He has served on the board of directors of Opera America, is an active member of the National Opera Association, and is past president of Opera for Youth, Inc. He has previously served at Michigan Opera Theatre as assistant to the director; the Cincinnati Opera as assistant director and stage director; the University of Southern California as producer/stage manager; and the Santa Fe Opera as production assistant and assistant director.