Celebrating his 36th year as director of the Sacramento Youth Symphony and Academy of Music, Michael Neumann’s highly acclaimed Premier Orchestra ensemble has not only toured across the globe—from Brazil and Beijing to Vienna, Tuscany, and Wales—but it has garnered top prizes and accolades along the way.
Michael Neumann’s career had a fortuitous beginning, as his first violin teacher was the great- great-granddaughter of Antonin Dvorak.
Eventually winning a full scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Mr. Neumann went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He then began his career with the Birmingham Symphony as Assistant Conductor.
His affiliation with the Sacramento Youth Symphony began in 1979 as Assistant Conductor then as Associate Conductor of the former Sacramento Symphony in 1989. Along the way, Mr. Neumann has also made appearances with the Cheyenne Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, Camellia Orchestra, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Napa Valley Symphony, and just completed his 10th year as Music Director of the Folsom Symphony Orchestra.