Malcolm Merriweather

Malcolm J. Merriweather

Director of Choirs, Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College

Location:
2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York, United States
HQ Phone:
(718) 951-5065

General Information

Experience

City University of New York

Choral Associate - CATHEDRAL CHURCH

Director of Music - Asbury First United Methodist Church

Education

Manhattan School of Music

Bachelor of Music in music education and voiceSyracuse University

Master of Music degree - choral conducting , Eastman School of Music

degree , summa cum laude - music education , Syracuse University

Affiliations

Associate Conductor - New York Choral Society

Fellow - Tanglewood

Member - Oratorio Society of New York

Member - Syracuse University

Member - The Opera Workshop

Member - University Singers

Member - Hendricks Chapel Choir

Recent News  

West Village Chorale--Britt

The group's distinguished interim conductors were Andrew Megill, from 1998 to 2000, and Malcolm J. Merriweather, who just concluded a stunning 2015-2016 season before moving uptown to the podium of the Dessoff Choirs.
Malcolm J. Merriweather, in addition to leading Dessoff, is director of choirs at Brooklyn College, guest artist in residence at Union Theological Seminary, and music director of Voices of Haiti, a 60-member children's choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, funded by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. In a conductorial game of musical chairs, Merriweather will take over at Dessoff from Chris Shepard, who has assumed Megill's former position at Masterwork.

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Dessoff-Lang

"People who like the sound of straight-toned voices singing intricate counterpoint at close intervals will appreciate this piece," says Malcolm J. Merriweather, ninth music director and conductor of The Dessoff Choirs.
In addition to his duties as music director of The Dessoff Choirs, Malcolm J. Merriweather is an Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College, where he is Director of Choral Studies and Voice Department Coordinator. He is Artist-in-Residence at Union Theological Seminary and Artistic Director of Voices of Haiti, a 60-member children's choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, operated by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. Merriweather is also in demand as a baritone soloist, often performing throughout the eastern United States. This past summer, Merriweather led Voices of Haiti in performances with Andrea Bocelli at Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, Italy and for Pope Francis at the Vatican. Merriweather holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the studio of Kent Tritle at the Manhattan School of Music, where his doctoral dissertation, Now I Walk in Beauty, Gregg Smith: A Biography and Complete Works Catalog , constituted the first complete list of Mr. Smith's works.

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Oratorio Society of New York - Moravec/Ranjbaran - Malcolm J. Merriweather

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Oratorio Society of New York - Moravec/Ranjbaran - Malcolm J. Merriweather Conductor and baritone, Malcolm J. Merriweather is Music Director of New York City's Dessoff Choirs, known for performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. An Assistant Professor, he is Director of Choral Studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and Artistic Director of Voices of Haiti, a 60-member children's choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, operated by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. Mr. Merriweather has also premiered contemporary solo works by Eve Beglarian, John Liberatore, Ju Ri Seo, Douglas Fisk, and James Adler, and has been a fellowship recipient at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and at Tanglewood Music Center. Malcolm Merriweather holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the studio of Kent Tritle at the Manhattan School of Music.

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