Gerard Schwarz (born August 19, 1947) is an American symphony conductor and trumpeter. He graduated from New York City's High School of Music & Art and Juilliard School of Music. In 1973, Schwarz was named principal trumpet for the New York Philharmonic under the director of Pierre Boulez. By 1966, Schwarz began conducting. Throughout his career, He has made more than 100 recordings with the Seattle Symphony, featuring works by American composers. His recordings featured orchestral works by Walter Piston, Howard Hanson, Alan Hovhaness, Henri Lazarof, and David Diamons, just to name a few. As of 2019, Schwarz serves as the Artistic and Music Director of Palm Beach Symphony and the Director of Orchestral Activities and Music Director of the Frost Symphony Orchestra at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.