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Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:choral music, conducting, voice
Biography:In addition to being a professor of music, Neiweem conducts the University Concert Choir, the Catamount Singers, and teaches Vocal Studies and Conducting/Music. He is also Music Director of the Burlington Choral Society, the Pitten (Austria) International Music Festival, and the First Congregational Church of Burlington. Trained as a singer and keyboard player, he made his professional debut as a baritone in 1973 in the famed Stuttgart Liederhalle. He has since gone on to sing opera, oratorio and art song throughout Germany, Austria, France, Canada and the U.S., and has recorded 20th century works for the Snddeutscher Rundfunk, +sterreichischer Rundfunk in Europe, and in the U.S. for National Public Radio and American Public Radio. In 1998, he was invited to present the David Neiweem Singers in a program of American music for the Summer Cultural Festival in Brno, Czech Republic. He traveled to Austria in 2000 for a tour of featuring choral works from 20th century America. Maestro Neiweem . was associated twice with the distinguished Chicago Symphony Chorus, first in high school, as one of its youngest singers, and later as an intern and conducting student.He has judged solo and choral singing in competitions ranging from New England Festival competitions the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Auditions. Neiweem has taught seminars and given master classes on opera, Schubert songs and German Romantic Songs at the Institut fnr europSische Studien in Vienna, Austria and at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N. J.He also has also served on the artist-faculty of the New York State Summer School fort the Performing Arts in Saratoga, New York, and the Summer High School Music Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin Neiweem attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. and in Stuttgart Germany. His graduate work was completed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.