Peter Neubert, D.M.A.

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Violist Peter Neubert has enjoyed a diverse career as recitalist, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician as well as educator. Currently a visiting instructor in music at Hardin-Simmons University and a member of the Abilene Philharmonic and the Abilene Chamber Players, he has performed in countless recitals across the United States with the Ad Hoc, Esterhazy, Heidenheim and Niles String Quartets and the Yamaguchi-Neubert Duo. Neubert has previously held teaching positions at the University of Missouri, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the Preparatory Department of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and has performed with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Des Moines and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras, the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chicago String Ensemble.

An avid supporter of new music, Neubert has participated in the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany and the Ensembleakademie IMPULS in Graz, Austria. As a frequent guest artist at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s annual festival for contemporary music, he collaborated in performances with several notable American composers including Aaron Jay Kernis, Steve Reich, Augusta Read Thomas, and Michael Torke. Neubert has commissioned several viola works and received an Encore! Grant from the American Composers Forum for performances of Richard Johnson’s Listen to Ravens in Maine, South Carolina, and Texas during 2005 and 2006.

Neubert received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky. His primary instructors have been Paul Neubauer, Matthew Michelic, and Dorotea Vismara; further studies have been with Michael Gieler, Barbara Maurer and Vladimir Mendelssohn. Neubert has studied chamber music with the Audubon Quartet, Jaime Laredo, James Tocco, and Michael Tree, and attended chamber music seminars with Alain Meunier at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy and Boris Baraz at the Estate Musicale a Portogruaro, Italy.

In addition to his teaching duties and performing activities in Abilene, Neubert maintains a busy schedule as clinician and guest artist throughout the academic year. Recent master class engagements have taken him to the University of Arkansas and Southwestern University, where he also performed in recital with his colleague Dr. Mark Puckett. He has performed concertos at Presbyterian College and the University of Utah as well as with the Homestead High School Chamber Orchestra in the greater Milwaukee area, and has served as an adjudicator for numerous auditions and competitions across the state of Texas. During the summer, Neubert serves as the operations director of the Abilene Summer Music Festival and the string department head at Camp Encore/Coda in Maine.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Music, Viola Performance, summa cum laude, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, 1989
  • Master of Music, Viola Performance, Manhattan School of Music, 1991
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Viola Performance, University of Kentucky, 2004

Listen to Performances by Dr. Neubert

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  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture  
  • US News Best Colleges  
  • The Chronicle on Higher Education, Great Colleges to Work For: 2014  
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  • Colleges of Distinction  
  • University and College Accountability Network