David B. Weiller
David Weiller celebrates 33 years as Director of Choral Studies in the School of Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Under his leadership the UNLV Choral Ensembles enjoy a reputation for vibrant performances throughout the southwest and beyond. Professor Weiller conducts the Chamber Chorale, Varsity Men’s Glee Club, and Las Vegas Master Singers, and he teaches courses in choral conducting, literature and pedagogy. Concert tours have encompassed Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, as well as itineraries in Hawaii, New York, Mexico, and Canada. The UNLV Chamber Chorale has performed by invitation at western division conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and at western region and state conferences of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
David Weiller has conducted major choral-orchestral works ranging from Bach to Bernstein, and he has appeared as a guest conductor of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Symphony Orchestra. He is the artistic director and conductor of the Las Vegas Master Singers, a well-known community choral organization sponsored by the UNLV School of Music that serves as the chorus-in- residence for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. During his career, Professor Weiller has conducted over sixty stage productions at the university and as a principal conductor for the College Light Opera Company on Cape Cod, one of the most respected summer-stock theater companies in the country, where he conducts the Gilbert & Sullivan canon, Viennese and early American operettas, and Broadway classics.
Professor Weiller is a past recipient of the UNLV William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching, the UNLV Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award, and the “Teacher of the Year” award in the College of Fine Arts. Many of his former students are highly successful music educators in the Clark County School District and across the country. Mr. Weiller maintains a full schedule as a clinician and adjudicator, and he plays an active role in furthering quality choral performances throughout the school district and community.
David Weiller holds an A.B. degree in music from Occidental College in Los Angeles and the M.M. degree in choral music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additional intensive studies took place at California State University, Fullerton; the Oregon Bach Festival; Westminster Choir College; the University of Oklahoma; the University of Nevada, Reno; and Carnegie Mellon University. His teaching mentors include James A. Young, Drinda Frenzel, Thomas Somerville, Harold Decker, Dennis Shrock, and Rodney Eichenberger.