Not just a composer, Neal Warner is an accomplished bassist with over fifteen years of training.

Neal Warner is a Detroit based composer, bassist, and private teacher. He studied Contemporary Writing and Audio Production at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 2011. He recently enrolled as a Master of Music candidate in the areas of Composition and Theory at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, with an expected graduation in May of 2016.

Nealís compositional work ranges from chamber and orchestral, to theatrical and beyond. Recently, he served as a composer and music director for the Maggie Allesee Department of Theater and Dance at Wayne State University, where a number of his original compositions hit the stage at the Hilberry Theater and Bonstelle Theater in Detroit. In a recent review of Loveís Labourís Lost (William Shakespeare) by Encore Michigan, his music was stated as... ďA final element that adds to the overall enjoyment of this production... Thereís a play-within-a-play in Act 2 that is filled with so much song and dance, it not only amps up the entertainment value of the show as a whole, but it allows the actors to display their talents as singers/dancers.Ē

Nealís chamber work has been presented at numerous student concerts at Wayne State University in the past year. His recent composition, Day at the Bazaar, received an Honorable Mention in the 9th Annual Robert Avalon International Composers Competition. Neal is currently composing his thesis piece as a candidate for a Master of Music; a concerto for the rarely utilized five-string violin. His many influences include Dmitri Shostakovich, Koji Kondo, Antonin DvořŠk, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and others.

More recordings of chamber and theater works can be found at Neal's SoundCloud page

Compositions

Day at the Bazaar


PDF score

Day at the Bazaar, for Violin and Piano. Honorable Mention in the 9th Annual Robert Avalon International Composers Competition.


For Dmitri


PDF score

For Dmitri, for String Quartet. The selected audio is the vivace final movement.


Giants in the Land


PDF score

Giants in the Land, for Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, and Contrabassoon. The selected audio is the final movement, titled "There Were Giants in the Land."