Neal Warner is a Detroit born composer, researcher, and music educator. He has also worked as a professional sound designer, arranger, music copyist, and music theatre director. His audio and musical talents have been displayed at international festivals, collegiate concerts and theatrical productions, national tours, on iOS and Android mobile apps, and more. Warner holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Music in Composition and Theory from Wayne State University.
His chamber and orchestral works have been presented at the Charlotte New Music Festival, The Oregon Bach Festival at University of Oregon, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and numerous student concerts at the University of Arizona and Wayne State University. Chamber groups to have performed his music include Duo Damiana, Iktus Percussion, Fifth House Ensemble, and members of the Beo String Quartet. Recently, his 2016 composition El Amor de la Madrewas awarded second prize in the 11thannual Robert Avalon International Composers Competition.
Warner’s research includes explorations in the language of non-musicians as well as the narrative and emotional elements within the compositions of composers Franz Liszt and Gustav Mahler. Recent research presentations include appearances at the University of South Carolina, Florida State University, and the 2018 International Association for the Study of Popular Music conference in Hamilton, New Zealand. His research surrounding the programmatic nature of cadential formula in the music of Gustav Mahler is published in the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music’s 2018 Research Forum Journal.
Warner is currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition and theory at the University of Arizona, where he also serves as an Instructor of Record for various music appreciation courses. He previously held faculty positions at the Art Institute of Michigan and the Grosse Pointe Music Academy of Canton, Michigan.
Neal Warner – Klabautermann’s Omen
for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon