Neal Hampton

nhampton@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-3377
Music
B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Boston University



Neal Louis Hampton
Conductor, Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra

Founder and Director of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra.


Born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Neal Hampton serves on the faculties of Brandeis University and Wellesley College as conductor of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra.

Mr. Hampton has been engaged as guest conductor by the Savannah Symphony, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, The Handel and Haydn Society, The Tallahassee Symphony (with Marcus Roberts),The Springfield (MA) Symphony (on a concert with Olivia Newton-John), London's Westminster Philharmonic (concert tour to Nova Scotia), and the Vermont Millennium Festival. He has led Boston University's Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Opera Theatre in concert and has premiered numerous contemporary works and served as music director for  theater productions at the Glouchester Stage, the Boston Conservatory, and Brandeis University. Past conducting posts include Music Director of the Genesee (NY) Symphony and the Lowell (MA) Philharmonic, Conductor of the Boston College Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Young Artist's Orchestra at Tanglewood.

Boston area performances of his compositions include music for the ballet, Rappaccini's Daughter. His music for the ballet Street Scene was premiered in Boston and Bulgaria. Other works include incidental music for the Canadian Premier of Lanford Wilson's Book of Days and a choral arrangement for the Columbia Pictures release of Mona Lisa Smile. His adaptation of Charles Dicken's The Chimes was featured at the New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative's Birth of a Musical Festival. A member of the advanced class at the BMI Lehman Engel Music Theater Workshop in New York City, his a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility has had workshop productions at the Berkshire Musical Theater Workshop and at Playwrights Horizons, a developmental production at the Wellesley Summer Theatre and will receive its world premier at the Denver Theatre Center in April 2013 under the direction of tony award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. More at www.senseandsensibilitymusical.com

Mr. Hampton holds degrees in conducting and composition from the Eastman School of Music and Boston University School of Music. Additional conducting studies include master classes at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors, the Conductor's Retreat at Medomak, and at the Tanglewood Seminar for Conductors.


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Department of Music
Jewett Arts Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481


Tel: 781.283.2077 
Fax: 781.283.3687

 


Claire Fontijn
Chair
cfontijn@wellesley.edu
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Marion Dry
Director of the Music Performance Program
mdry@wellesley.edu
781.283.2977

 

Magdalen Christian
Music Program Coordinator
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Isabel Fine
Concert Manager
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781.283.2028