Visiting Instructor of Music
Kent Weaver received a bachelor of music degree from Westminster Choir College (1983) and a master of music degree in Conducting from Ohio State University (1989).
Weaver's professional vocal experience includes both operatic and oratorio roles such as: Yakuside in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds in Charleston, SC and Spoleto, Italy; the Count in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Delaware Valley Opera; soloist with the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra; soloist with the International Heinrich Schutz Festival in Princeton, N.J.; and can be heard in the role of Thidias in the Grammy Award Winning Recording of Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra. Weaver has also been seen in many productions in and around the Williamsport area.
Weaver's professional conducting experience includes: artistic director and conductor of the Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra, chorus master at Opera Columbus, artistic director and conductor of the Columbus Chamber Singers, and guest conductor with Ballet Met, Columbus, Ohio.
Choirs under Weaver's leadership have performed at numerous state and national regional conventions, such as the Pennsylvania Music Educators Convention, Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division Conventions in Rochester, N.Y., Providence, R.I. and Hartford, Conn. Choirs under Weaver's leadership have performed at American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division Conventions. Weaver and members of the WAHS choirs have also had the distinction of being invited 12+ times to perform at the White House in Washington D.C., under four administrations. In 2000, Weaver had the honor of conducting the ACDA-PA Men’s All State Honor Choir. Weaver has conducted and continues to conduct festival choruses, clinics and workshops in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York.