David Weiller, M.M.
Director of Choral Studies & Assistant Director, School of Music
David B. Weiller celebrates 34 years as Director of Choral Studies in the UNLV School of Music. Under his leadership the choirs enjoy a reputation for vibrant performances throughout the southwest and beyond. The UNLV Chamber Chorale has performed by invitation at western division conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and at western region and state conferences of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Concert tours have encompassed the southwest as well as itineraries in Hawaii, New York, Mexico, and Canada.
Weiller has conducted major choral-orchestral works ranging from Bach to Bernstein. He is the artistic director and conductor of the Las Vegas Master Singers, which is the chorus-in-residence for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He has conducted over sixty stage productions at the university and as a principal conductor for the College Light Opera Company, where he conducts the Gilbert & Sullivan canon, Viennese and early American operettas, and Broadway classics.
Professor Weiller is a past recipient of the UNLV William Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching, the UNLV Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award, and the “Teacher of the Year” award in the College of Fine Arts. Many of his former students are highly successful music educators, conductors, and performers across the country. He holds degrees from Occidental College in Los Angeles and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with additional studies at California State University, Fullerton; the Oregon Bach Festival; Westminster Choir College; the University of Oklahoma; the University of Nevada, Reno; and Carnegie Mellon University. His teaching mentors include James A. Young, Drinda Frenzel, Thomas Somerville, Harold Decker, Dennis Shrock, and Rodney Eichenberger.