Department of Drama 2016-17 Season
Malcolm J. Merriweather '07 Malcolm J. Merriweather '07

Conductor, educator, and performer Malcolm J. Merriweather '07, an alumnus of the Setnor School of Music, will come to campus to share the ins and outs of pursuing a career in the performing arts. Students from all majors and disciplines are welcome to attend the events below. Presented in partnership with Syracuse University Career Services.

Wednesday, March 29

Watch a Rehearsal
2:15-3:45 p.m.
Room 400 Crouse College
See Merriweather in action as he conducts and rehearses University Singers.

Attend a Performance  
8 p.m.
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Merriweather joins the voice faculty of the Setnor School of Music in a featured recital. Meet him in a post-recital reception in 308 Crouse College.

Thursday, March 30

Get One-on-One Advice
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Career Services, 235 Schine Student Center  
Stop by Career Services for special 15-minute drop-ins with Merriweather.

Attend a Career Q&A
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Merriweather leads this presentation and Q&A on pioneering your own career as a musician by cultivating audiences and connecting with your community.

Observe Auditions
3:45-5:30 p.m.
Room 308 Crouse College
See the audition process first hand and learn tips from Merriweather's expertise in the field.

About Malcolm J. Merriweather

Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather is music director of New York City’s the Dessoff Choirs, known for their performances of great choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. He is an assistant professor and director of choirs at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music of the City University of New York, artist-in-residence at Union Theological Seminary, and the music director of “Voices of Haiti,” a 60-member children’s choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, funded by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.

Merriweather holds a doctor of musical arts degree in conducting from the studio of Kent Tritle at the Manhattan School of Music, where his doctoral dissertation “Now I walk in Beauty, Gregg Smith: A Biography and Complete Works Catalog” constituted the first complete works list for the composer and conductor. He received master of music degrees in choral conducting and in vocal performance from the studio of Rita Shane at the Eastman School of Music, as well as a bachelor of music degree in music education from the Setnor School of Music, summa cum laude.

Merriweather's professional affiliations include membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the American Choral Directors Association, and Chorus America. Read more about his conducting and performance highlights and engagements at


All events are free. The March 29 voice faculty concert is also open to the public.