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    Daniel Neer

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    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 Ohio State University (B. Mus), the University of Michigan (S.M. Voice Perf.), and The Royal Academy of Music in London, England (L.R.A.M., AdvDip). In addition the teaching at Mannes Prep at The New School, Daniel serves on the voice faculty of The Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University, and holds an annual artist residency in music and theater at Otterbein University. Past teaching positions include the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Berkshire Choral International, and Kenyon College.

    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, Mark Morris Dance Group, Ohio Light Opera, Rebel Baroque Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions. 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 and Operetta Archives labels.

    Recital credits include The Phoenix Concerts, Lotte Lehman Foundation, Morgan Library, Brooklyn Historical Society, Chicago Art Institute, The Apollo Salon Series, Guggenheim Museum, and the When Morty Met John series at Carnegie Hall.  Daniel 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).

    As a librettist and lyricist, Daniel’s work has been presented at American Opera Projects, UrbanArias, 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), The Dramatist Guild, 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)

    The Dramatist Guild

    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

    UrbanArias

    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)

    Roulette

    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

    Opera/Columbus

    National Opera Company

    Windsor Symphony

    Charlotte Symphony

    Illinois Symphony Orchestra

    Harlem School of the Arts

    Vertical Player Repertory

    Berkshire Choral Festival

    Ekmeles

    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

    Lesson 1 hour

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