Choral Conductor and Applied Music Associate in Voice
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- Gordon Center G41
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|MU191||Music Lessons: Credit||J2|
|MU193||Applied Music: Ensemble for Credit||B|
|MU193||Applied Music: Ensemble for Credit||C|
|MU197||An die Musik- Music from Austria in Austria||A|
Dr. Néviton Barros (he/him/his) is the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Colby College since Fall 2022.
Dr. Barros holds a degree in Voice Performance from the Escola de Música de Brasília, where he sang with Madrigal de Brasília. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in music with specialization in Conducting from the Universidade de Brasília. He holds a M.A from Hunter College, with specialization in Conducting, and a DMA in Choral Studies, with minor in Vocal Pedagogy from Louisiana State University. He has worked as Assistant Director to Coro Sinfônico Comunitário UnB in Brasília, Brazil, and to Coro Nacional del Perú in Lima, Peru. He has worked as Musical Director for International Brazilian Opera Company in New York City and for Grace Baptist Church of Christ, in Brooklyn. He was a singer and artistic director of AdHoc, a vocal group in New York City. Previously he was an Adjunct Professor in Voice and Choir, teaching also Opera Workshop and Conducting at Muhlenberg College and a Visiting Professor of Conducting at Queens College - CUNY.
In addition to teaching and conducting, Dr. Barros also is an arranger, collaborative pianist, vocal coach and singer. He performed several opera roles such as Papageno and Monostatos in Mozart’s Magic Flute; Leporello, in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Don Geronimo in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto; Don Magnifico in Rossini’s Cenerentola; Mustafa in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri.
Dr. Barros is thrilled to be part of the Colby College community and to share music as a healer to the contemporary world. He has a policy of open doors and he also writes daily an inspirational quote at his door. His motto is: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind, be loving, and use all your gifts to the best of your ability.”