David Neely is the Director of Orchestral Activities and Assistant by oOz7UeC

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									David Neely is the Director of Orchestral Activities and Assistant
Professor of Music at the University of Kansas.

He brings extensive international professional experience to the job,
having worked as a conductor in Germany for over 10 years. Equally at
home in the symphonic and operatic areas, he has led concerts with the
Bochum Symphony, the Dortmund Philharmonic, the Vorarlberg Symphony,
The
University of Texas Symphony and the opera houses of Bonn, Dortmund,
Saarbrücken, Coburg, St.Gallen, Bielefeld, Kaisersautern, Halle, and
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He recently led Sarasota Opera's production of
Moniuszko's rarely performed Polish opera Halka, having conducted that
company's Die Fledermaus in 2006. In 2008, he will return to Sarasota
to conduct a new production of Puccini's La Rondine.

Previous to joining KU, he was Music Director of the Butler Opera
Center at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also served as
Acting Director of Orchestral Activities for two years.

He holds degrees in piano performance and orchestral conducting from
Indiana University and pursued post-graduate study in orchestral
conducting at the University of Cincinnati's College-Consevatory of
Music under Gerhard Samuel.

								
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