William Weinert

William Weinert

Conductor

Since 1994, William Weinert has served as Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale.

Genre
Classical
Biography

Since 1994, William Weinert has served as Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman-Rochester Chorus and supervises the masters and doctoral programs in choral conducting. He has conducted throughout Europe, the United States, and the Far East.

Weinert has also frequently conducted opera and symphonic repertoire, and has performed extensively as a recitalist and oratorio soloist. He has published articles on the music of Brahms, Bruckner, and Georg Schumann, as well as ‘Geistliche Gesäng und Melodeyen: A Critical Edition with Commentary’, an edition of twenty-four motets by the prominent baroque composer Melchior Franck. Between 1998 and 2011 he was Editor of The American Choral Review, the journal of the American Choral Foundation. Weinert is also founder and Music Director of Voices, Rochester’s only professional chamber chorus.

Weinert has previously served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Southern Mississippi, and has served for three summers as Guest Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.