MSG Neil Ewachiw

, baritone

Hometown:

Baltimore, MD


Joined the band:

1997



Bachelor's Degree:

Towson University


Master's Degree:

Towson University


Doctoral Degree:

Catholic University of America



MSG Neil Ewachiw has been a baritone with The U.S. Army Chorus sing 1997. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Neil has appeared in leading operatic baritone roles including Madama Butterfly (Sharpless), Le Nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva), Tosca (Angelotti), Orphée aux Enfers (Pluton), Die Fledermaus (Dr. Falke), Die Zauberflöte (Papageno), and Rigoletto (Count Monterone). His concert appearances include the Vaughan Williams Hodie, the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer and Ein Deutsches Requiem, the Bach St. Matthew Passion, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Handel's Messiah and Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël. Ewachiw is featured on the compact disc release, "Come to Me: Love Songs for Chorus by American Composers" by the American Repertory Singers (Arsis Audio). Ewachiw also teaches sacred music at Georgetown University, where he lectures on musical traditions as diverse as Native American ceremonial chant, West African Agbekor, Javanese gamelan, and the evolution of the Roman Catholic mass as both a liturgical and musical form.