David Galant, DMA

Dr. David Michael Galant, DMA

Dr. David Michael Galant, DMA

Biography

Doctor of Musical Arts
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Master of Music
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Bachelor of Music Education
California State University, Long Beach

Dr. David Michael Galant currently is an Assistant Professor of Music at Creighton University where he was appointed the Music Director of the University Symphony Orchestra and teaches both Music History and Music Appreciation. Dr. Galant graduated from the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln with high honors while earning a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting.

Dr. Galant is in great demand as a conductor and has previously been invited to conduct at the Dohnányi Conducting Academy in Hungary, the International Institute for Conductors in Bulgaria, the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Festival in the Czech Republic, the Miami Music Festival in Florida, and the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival in Virginia. Dr. Galant is known to be an energetic and passionate conductor on the podium and enjoys guest conducting internationally having worked with the Charleston Symphony, Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra, Dohnányi Orchestra, Klassische Philharmonie, Czech Philharmonic, Prague Symphony, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and Holland Symphony.

Dr. Galant has conducted highly acclaimed productions of Suor Angelica, Carmen, The Magic Flute, and The Tender Land at the Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium at John Wood Community College while the conductor of the Muddy River Opera Company in Quincy, Illinois. Dr. Galant maintains an active role in making opera productions accessible to the community and was Assistant Conductor with Winter Opera St. Louis in their reputable productions of Die Fledermaus at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade.

Dr. Galant is an accomplished Music Director for musical theatre productions in the Mid-west and has conducted productions of Mamma Mia!, My Fair Lady, Catch Me If You Can, Chess, and Sweeney Todd with respected theatres like the Lincoln Community Playhouse, TADA Theatre, and OmniArts Nebraska.

Dr. Galant has studied under some of the most prominent conductors in the world. They include Keith Lockhart (Boston Pops Orchestra), Manfred Honek (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), Semyon Bychkov (Royal Academy of Music), Gerard Schwarz (Seattle Symphony), Victor Yampolsky (Northwestern University), David Effron (Indiana University), Neil Varon (Eastman School of Music), Edward Polochick (Lincoln Symphony Orchestra), Thomas Wilkins (Omaha Symphony Orchestra), Mark Gibson (Cincinnati School of Music), Ken Lam (Charleston Symphony), James Burton (Metropolitan Opera House), Frieder Bernius (Klassische Philharmonie of Stuttgart), Gábor Hollerung (Dohnányi Orchestra), and Robert Gutter (Philharmonia of Greensboro).

While a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dr. Galant was Music Director of the UNL Campus Orchestra, instructed the Beginning Conducting Course, and conducted the newly formed Advanced and Intermediate Opera Scenes Course. Dr. Galant was also instrumental to UNL Opera productions acting as the Assistant Conductor for Don Giovanni, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Little Women, Don Pasquale, Così fan tutte, The Cask of Amontillado, and Far From Heaven.

Dr. Galant relishes every opportunity to teach and earned a Bachelor of Music Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential at the Bob Cole Conservatory and College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. While earning his Bachelors degree Dr. Galant was Music Director for both the Chamber and Symphony Orchestra at his alma mater El-Toro High School.

Dr. Galant is adamant about giving back to the community in service and previously was Music Director of the Nebraska Christian Menís Chorus during his time residing in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is currently Music Director of the Kanesville Symphony in Council Bluffs, Iowa and the Trinity United Methodist Chancel Choir of Ralston, Nebraska. In his spare time he enjoys reading and playing soccer