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  • Daniel Neer


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    Daniel Neer


    Daniel Neer enjoys a uniquely diverse career as a concert singer, stage performer, librettist, lyricist, and music educator.  He studied music, theater and vocal pedagogy at The Royal Academy of Music in London, England (L.R.A.M., AdvDip.), the University of Michigan (S.M. Voice Perf.), and The Ohio State University (B. Mus). Daniel has served on the voice faculties of The Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University,  the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, National Children’s Chorus, Berkshire Choral International, Kenyon College, and currently holds an annual artist residency in music and theater at Otterbein University.

    In concert, Daniel has performed as soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and in recital with The Phoenix Concerts, Lotte Lehman Foundation, Morgan Library, Brooklyn Historical Society, Chicago Art Institute, The Apollo Salon Series, Guggenheim Museum, Rebel Baroque Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions. He is the creator of THE NEW SONG, a recital series celebrating new and forgotten vocal chamber music, which recently presented a sold-out inaugural concert of Japanese and American art song at The National Opera Center. Music festival appearances include Aspen, Bar Harbor, BAM Next Wave, Prototype, White Light (Lincoln Center), Brooklyn BEAT, Queens New Music, New Territories (Glasgow, Scotland) and Ostrava Days (Czech Republic). 

    On stage, Daniel’s rich performance history includes collaborations with American Repertory Theater, Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH II), New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolis Ensemble, Center for Contemporary Opera, Music-Theatre Group, S.E.M. Ensemble and Mark Morris Dance Group. Broadway credits include Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème, and the National Theatre’s production of Coram Boy, directed by Melly Still. He has recorded for Dreamworks, Albany Records, Newport Classics, Naxos, Centaur, and Operetta Archives labels.

    As a librettist and lyricist, Daniel’s work has been presented at American Opera Projects, UrbanArias, Opera Birmingham, Experiments in Opera, Ensemble Pi, Two Sides Sounding, The Secret Opera, and at concert venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, National Sawdust, Roulette, Harlem School of the Arts, Adelphi Performing Arts Center, The Stone, The Irondale Center, and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. 

    Daniel is a proud member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance, The Dramatists Guild of America, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Actors Equity Association, The American Guild of Musical Artists, and the Screen Actors Guild.  



    Degrees Held

    Specialist in Music Degree - The University of Michigan

    LRAM, AdvDip - The Royal Academy of Music (London, UK)

    Bachelor of Music Performance - The Ohio State University

    Professional Affiliation

    National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

    Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance

    The Dramatists Guild of America

    The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

    Actors Equity Association (AEA)

    The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)

    Screen Actors Guild - Amercian Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)

    Performances and Appearances

    Broadway - La Bohème, Coram Boy

    American Repertory Theater

    Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH2)

    Music-Theatre Group

    Prototype Festival

    Beth Morrison Productions

    American Opera Projects


    Experiments in Opera

    Chicago Art Institute

    The Apollo (Salon Series)

    The Morgan Library

    Center for Contemporary Opera

    New York City Opera

    Queens New Music Festival

    Miller Theatre Composer Portraits

    Aspen Music Festival

    Bar Harbor Music Festival

    Brooklyn BEAT Festival

    Long Leaf American Chamber Opera Festival

    Two Sides Sounding

    Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum

    The Tramway (Glasgow, Scotland)

    The Lensic (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

    Ostrava Days Festival (Czech Republic)


    ShapeShifter Lab

    HERE Performance Space

    The Kitchen

    The Stone

    Light Opera Oklahoma

    Arizona Broadway Theatre

    The Ohio Light Opera

    Metropolis Ensemble

    Gotham Chamber Opera

    Mark Morris Dance Group

    Rebel Baroque Orchestra

    Greensboro Opera

    Dayton Opera


    National Opera Company

    Windsor Symphony

    Charlotte Symphony

    Illinois Symphony Orchestra

    Harlem School of the Arts

    Vertical Player Repertory

    Berkshire Choral Festival


    Opera Slavica

    Vox Vocal Ensemble






    Research Interests

    musical theater, opera, vocal chamber music, art song, lyric stage, interdisciplinary, multimedia, opera theater, art history, social justice, race relations, religious diversity

    Current Courses

    Composition Class

    Lesson 1 hour

    Lesson 1 hour (Spring 2021)

    Preparatory Instruction

    Preparatory Instruction (Spring 2021)

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