Daniel Neer enjoys a uniquely diverse career as a concert singer, stage performer, librettist, lyricist, and music educator. He studied music, theater and vocal pedagogy at The Ohio State University (B. Mus), the University of Michigan (S.M. Voice Perf.), and The Royal Academy of Music in London, England (L.R.A.M., AdvDip). He currently serves on the voice faculties of The Peabody Preparatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, the Prep Division of Mannes School of Music at The New School in New York City, and the National Children's Chorus in their Washington D.C. Honors Program. He is also a frequent clinician and artist-in-residence in music and theater at Otterbein University as well as colleges and schools throughout the State of Ohio. Past teaching positions include the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Berkshire Choral International, and Kenyon College.
Daniel’s rich performance history includes collaborations with American Repertory Theater, Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH II), New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolis Ensemble, Center for Contemporary Opera, Music-Theatre Group, S.E.M. Ensemble, Mark Morris Dance Group, Ohio Light Opera, Rebel Baroque Orchestra and Manhattan Concert Productions. Broadway credits include Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème, and the National Theatre’s production of Coram Boy, directed by Melly Still. He has recorded for Dreamworks, Albany Records, Newport Classics, Naxos and Operetta Archives labels.
Recital credits include The Phoenix Concerts, Lotte Lehman Foundation, Morgan Library, Brooklyn Historical Society, Chicago Art Institute, The Apollo Salon Series, Guggenheim Museum, and the When Morty Met John series at Carnegie Hall. Daniel is the creator of THE NEW SONG, a recital series celebrating new and forgotten vocal chamber music, which recently presented a sold-out inaugural concert of Japanese and American art song at The National Opera Center. Music festival appearances include Aspen, Bar Harbor, BAM Next Wave, Prototype, White Light (Lincoln Center), Brooklyn BEAT, Queens New Music, New Territories (Glasgow, Scotland) and Ostrava Days (Czech Republic). As a librettist and lyricist, Daniel’s work has been presented at American Opera Projects, UrbanArias, Experiments in Opera, Ensemble Pi, Two Sides Sounding, The Secret Opera, and at concert venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, National Sawdust, Roulette, Harlem School of the Arts, Adelphi Performing Arts Center, The Stone, The Irondale Center, and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. Daniel is a proud member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), The Dramatist Guild, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Actors Equity Association, The American Guild of Musical Artists and the Screen Actors Guild.