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Stephen Neely

Instructor in Eurhythmics, Director of the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center

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Stephen Neely, Carnegie Mellon Artist Lecturer in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Dalcroze License, and past President of the Dalcroze Society of America, is a conductor, teacher, singer, and clinician. He is the Associate Director of the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center and Director of the Pre-College programs at Carnegie Mellon School of Music. He teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Dalcroze Pedagogy, and Vocal Methods for the Carnegie Mellon School of Music and Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Private Voice, and directs the Opera Workshop at Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.  He is the Artistic Director of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and was a featured speaker at TEDxCMU 2012. Mr. Neely was featured as the Hangman in Leonardo Balada’s early operas Hangman, Hangman and the world premiere of The Town of Greed for the Naxos label and served as Chorusmaster for Opera Theater of Pittsburgh from 1999 - 2010. He enjoys traveling to present hands-on workshops and clinics in the US and around the globe focusing on the overlaps between music, the body, esthetics, performance, and experience.

Stephen Neely is currently a candidate for the PhD in Experience Design at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design.

 "My research focuses on the physical nature of experience—that is, the ways in which our physical presence/bodies are necessary components of any experience. I am interested in ‘what is heavy’, ‘shifts of weight’, ‘the knowing body’, and the ways that we might reveal, study, and design at the level of the root physical realities of experience."