Local composer to conduct Mass concert in New York

June 25, 2020

Photo by Robert Bell

Local composer, author and music specialist at Elm Creative Arts School in Milwaukee, Wallace McClain Cheatham will be conducting Franz Peter Schubert’s Mass In G Major for solo voice, chorus and full orchestra in May, 2021 at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. Dr. Cheatham was a public school music teacher for more than three decades.

Recently, he was a guest professor at Wisconsin’s Cardinal Stritch University. He has been called upon to be a piano accompanist for instrumentalists and singers, and a lecturer in national and international performance and professional venues. He has been listed as a noteworthy music educator by “Marquis Who’s Who.”

Dr. Cheatham’s research dealing with opera as it relates to the African American experience has been published in internationally circulated journals of scholarship. His book is, “Dialogues On Opera and The African American Experience.”