Andrew NeerMusic Director & Conductor
American conductor, Andrew Neer, was born in Tucker, Georgia and currently resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan with his wife, Mary Lynn. He is quickly becoming known for his dynamic and expressive conducting style. His focus has been to educate and expand appreciation of music. He believes that at the heart of everything, music is the soul of America and provides transformative experiences for those performing and participating in the audience.
Living in Michigan for most of his life, he is thrilled to join the Macomb Symphony Orchestra family. He attended Central Michigan University (CMU) studying Composition, Trumpet and Music Theatre Performance. Following his time at CMU, he obtained two Master of Music degrees in Composition and Conducting, respectively, from Wayne State University, Detroit MI. His composition experience ranges from that of the art song to film scores.
In the summer 2013, he was invited to conduct Verdi’s La Traviata for Michigan Opera Theatre’s community programs, receiving high acclaim. In early 2016, he embarked on an international conducting career, appearing with orchestras in Romania and Bulgaria. He is honored to study privately with orchestral conductor & mentor Kenneth Kiesler. In the Fall of 2020, Andrew began Doctoral Studies in Orchestral Conducting at the world-renown University of Michigan. In addition to working with orchestras, Mr. Neer has been honored to lead choruses and conduct operas in and around Metropolitan Detroit.
Oakland Choral SocietyChorus
Shuntaro Sugie hails from San Diego, California, and is a pianist, harpsichordist, and fortepianist. Shuntaro is active worldwide performing all around the United States, Europe, and Japan. Recent engagements include the Schlosskonzerte in Bad Krozingen, Germany and the Fringe Concerts as part of the Utrecht Early Music Festival in the Netherlands. Prior studies at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- Mar 05 2023
- 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Go for Baroque
Join your Macomb Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andrew Neer as they welcome Oakland Choral Society as we all Go for Baroque!
General: $24 | Senior: $20 | Student: $12