Conservatory of Music

From Bach to Broadway

Melvin Unger

Riemenschneider Chair in Music
Director of Riemenschneider Bach Institute
Professor of Music History

D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.M., University of Oregon at Eugene
B.M., University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon

Studied conducting under Helmuth Rilling at Frankfurt Conservatory on a D.A.A.D. Scholarship. Previously taught at North American Baptist College, University of Hawaii-Hilo, and The King's College, Edmonton. Conductor of Edmonton Da Camera Singers, Singers' Club of Cleveland. Participating conductor at Oregon Bach Festival in 1977 and 1979. Awards include American Choral Directors Association Research Award, William H. Scheide Fellowship. Recorded with Da Camera Singers and Singers' Club of Cleveland. Member of American Choral Directors Association, Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, Alberta Choral Federation, American Bach Society, and Neue Bach Gesellschaft. Appearances in Europe and 24 North American states and provinces. Author of four books, including award-winning Handbook to Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts (Scarecrow Press 1996). Presently completing a Historical Dictionary of Choral Music for Scarecrow Press. 


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