Frank Nemhauser, Choral Director for our 20th season, holds several prominent positions concurrently. He is Music Director of the Berkshire Choral Festival and also Music Director of the Westchester Choral Society. Formerly Associate Dean of Mannes College the New School for Music in New York City, he is currently Director of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor at Mannes.
Mr. Nemhauser has held the positions of Music Director of the Hartford Chorale, Chorus Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Director of the Collegiate Chorale. He has been a guest conductor with the Houston Masterworks Chorus, The Dessoff, Choirs, The Greenwich Choral Society, The Handel Choir of Baltimore. He has led workshops and clinics for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, The New Amsterdam Singers, The Augusta Choral Society, The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and the Southwestern Virginia Spotlight on the Arts Festival.
Last season, he was seen on the podium of the Berkshire Choral Festival, conducting the Festival Chorus and Orchestra in a performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and the Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessor. In other recent appearances at BCF, he has conducted the Mozart Requiem, Dvo?ák Stabat Mater, Bach Magnificat, the Brahms Alto Rhapsody and Nänie, the Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, the Fauré Requiem, the Lauridsen Lux Aeterna, the Britten cantatas St. Nicholas and Rejoice in the Lamb, the Rutter Gloria and Handel’s Solomon. In addition to conducting at the Festival’s home in the Berkshires, Mr. Nemhauser has led BCF performances in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Canterbury, England and Salzburg, Austria.
As a singer, Mr. Nemhauser has appeared throughout the United States and Europe, appearing with The New York City Opera National Company, The Ensemble for Early Music, Chanticleer and has performed at numerous festivals, including Tanglewood, Edinburgh, Aspen and Spoleto.