Dr. Néviton Barros (he/him/his) serves as an Adjunct Professor of Choral Studies and Director of the College Choir at Muhlenberg College, beginning Fall 2021. 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 BM degree with a specialization in Conducting from the Universidade de Brasília. He holds an MA from Hunter College (CUNY/NYC) with a specialization in Conducting, and a DMA in Choral Studies, with a minor in Vocal Pedagogy from Louisiana State University. Dr. Barros has worked as an Assistant Director of Coro Sinfônico Comunitário UnB in Brasília, Brazil, and Coro Nacional del Perú in Lima, Peru. He has worked as Musical Director for the International Brazilian Opera Company in New York City and for Grace Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn. Dr. Barros also served as Artistic Director of and sang with AdHoc, a vocal group in New York City.
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 share music as a healer to the contemporary world. His motto is: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”