Music Director & Conductor
American conductor Andrew Neer was born in Tucker, Georgia, and currently resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with his wife, Mary Lynn, their son, and two dogs. He is known for his dynamic and expressive conducting style and creative passion on and off the podium. His focus has been to educate and expand appreciation of music. He believes that at the heart of everything, music is the soul of America and provides transformative experiences for those performing and participating in the audience.
Having lived in Macomb County most of his life, he is thrilled to continue his journey with the Warren Symphony Orchestra family and to build upon the fine legacy that precedes him. His experience covers a wide spectrum from orchestras to opera, both at home and internationally. In early 2016, he embarked on an international conducting career, appearing with orchestras in Romania and Bulgaria. He is honored to study privately with orchestral conductor and mentor Kenneth Kiesler. In addition to working with orchestras, Mr. Neer has been honored to lead choruses and conduct operas in and around Metropolitan Detroit.
In addition to the Warren Symphony Orchestra, Andrew is honored to serve as the Artistic Director / Conductor of Oakland Choral Society(Bloomfield Hills MI) and as Music Director / Conductor of Orchestra Sono (Bloomfield Hills) and Macomb Symphony Orchestra (Macomb, MI). He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan and Master of Music degrees in Composition and Conducting from Wayne State University, Detroit MI. He is an active member of ASCAP, The Conductors Guild, League of American Orchestras, College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), and The Society of Composers International. He aspires to create opportunities to share music with all concertgoers, those who love orchestral music – and those who don’t know they love it – yet…
For more information on Andrew Neer, please visit andrewleeneer.com.
In April of 2020, WSO Conductor Emeritus David Daniels passed away. Daniels had been with the Warren Symphony since its inception in 1973, and lead the orchestra until his retirement in 2010. David Daniels' charm, wit, and kindness are unparalleled. Daniels' legacy will be carried on through WSO musicians' and patrons' memories/stories for years to come. The Warren Symphony's thoughts go out the the Daniels family and we thank them for sharing beloved David Daniels with us!
In Memory of
Conductor David W. Daniels