B.M., University of Utah
M.M., University of Utah
D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Dr. William Reber is Choral Director at MUW. He is Professor Emeritus of Opera and Music Theatre at Arizona State University where he was on the faculty for 24 years and served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Lyric Opera Theatre. He has been vocal coach, collaborative pianist, and conductor for the Mittelsächsiches Theater in Germany. Former Director of the 17th Air Force Men’s Chorus in Germany, he was head of the vocal coaching program for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria (1993-2004), and was Music Director of the German Opera Experience/German Singer Summer in Freiberg, Germany (2008-2017). In the summer of 2019, joined the faculty of Spotlight on Opera as conductor and collaborative pianist.
In addition to conducting symphony and chamber orchestra concerts in the United States and Europe, he has served as Music Director/Conductor for more than 150 productions of operas and musicals and has been conductor of the Corpus Christi (TX) ballet for 33 years.
As a collaborative pianist, he has performed recitals with singers and instrumentalists in Germany, Austria, Macedonia and throughout the United States. He is the pianist and music director for the annual AIDS Quilt Songbook benefit performances in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Reber earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Opera and Conducting at The University of Texas at Austin under Walter Ducloux