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Malcolm J. Merriweather,
Photo of Malcolm J. Merriweather, Bruno Walter Assistant Conductor Chair
Malcolm J. Merriweather
professional musical training as a chorister in the St. Paul's Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, Buffalo, New York.
He attended Syracuse University where he earned a Bachelor of Music in music education, summa cum laude.
was honored as a Visual and Performing Arts Scholar and a Remembrance Scholar.
leads a professional career as a baritone, conductor and teacher.
earned a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at the Eastman School of Music
, where he
studied conducting with Dr. William Weinert.
Merriweather has served as organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene (Episcopal) in downtown Rochester and Director of Music at Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester.
As assistant conductor for the Gregory Kunde Chorale he was privileged to prepare and conduct the choir for performances of Brahms' Requiem, Mozart's Coronation Mass and excerpts from Rossini's Othello with orchestra and soloists.
received a second M.M. in Vocal Performance from the studio of Rita Shane, dramatic coloratura soprano.
The baritone has had solo engagements with the Eastman-Rochester Chorus, New York Choral Society
, Norfolk Chamber Choir, Gregory Kunde Chorale, Voices, Bach Vespers Choir and Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
has been a fellowship recipient with the festivals at Norfolk, CT and Tanglewood Music Center
A supporter of new music, Mr. Merriweather
has premiered works by John Liberatore, Ju Ri Seo, Douglas Fisk and James Adler.
A passionate music educator, Malcolm enjoyed serving as the Artistic Director and Conductor for the Rochester Boys Choir and is currently on the faculty at St. Thomas More Play Group, Manhattan and the Director of Choirs at the Third Street Music School Settlement, Manhattan.
In addition to freelance singing, Malcolm serves as the Bruno Walter Associate Conductor Chair for the New York Choral Society and Choral Associate at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.