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Neal Hampton


Neal Hampton
(781) 736-3328
Slosberg 235

Born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Neal Hampton serves on the faculties of Brandeis University and Wellesley College as conductor of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra.

Mr. Hampton has been engaged as guest conductor by the Savannah Symphony, The Rhode Island Philharmonic, The Handel and Haydn Society, The Tallahassee Symphony (with Marcus Roberts),The Springfield (MA) Symphony (concert with Olivia Newton-John), and London's Westminster Philharmonic (concert tour to Nova Scotia),  among others. He has led Boston University's Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Opera Theatre, premiered numerous contemporary works and served as music director for theater productions at the Gloucester Stage, the Boston Conservatory, and Brandeis University. Currently Assistant Conductor of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, past conducting posts include Music Director of the Genesee (NY) Symphony and the Lowell (MA) Philharmonic, Conductor of the Boston College Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Young Artist's Orchestra at Tanglewood.

His compositions include two ballets, incidental music for the Canadian Premier of Lanford Wilson's Book of Days (and a choral arrangement featured in the Columbia Pictures release of Mona Lisa Smile). His adaptation (book, music and lyrics) of Charles Dicken's The Chimes was featured at the New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative’s Birth of a Musical Festival. A past member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York City, his a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility (Jeffrey Haddow, book and lyrics) received its world premier in 2013 at the Denver Center Theatre Company staged by Tony-nominated director, Marcia Milgrom Dodge.