Teddy Niedermaier

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Edward "Teddy" Niedermaier

Edward "Teddy" Niedermaier is an American composer whose music has been performed throughout the United States and in France, Germany, South Korea, Kosovo, Moldova, and Japan.


Known as "Teddy Niedermaier", Edward Niedermaier was born in November 1983 in Annapolis, MD, and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. He earned his BM and MM in composition from The Juilliard School, where he studied under tutelage of John Corigliano, Samuel Adler, and Robert Beaser. In 2010, he received a Doctor of Music degree in composition from Indiana University as a student of Claude Baker and David Dzubay.

Niedermaier has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Oberlin Conservatory since 2009.[1] He has also been on the faculty of the European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) summer program in Paris since 2006, where he teaches solfège, species and advanced counterpoint, and keyboard harmony.[2]

Niedermaier's works have been performed by Thomas Stacy, Elaine Douvas, Linda Strommen, Daniel Stolper, Roger Roe, Minnesota Youth Symphonies, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, The Kolot Ensemble, and Chelsea Chen.

Recent honors include the 2009 Dean’s Prize in Composition from Indiana University, two national awards from the National Federation of Music Clubs in 2007, and the 2004 Palmer Dixon Prize awarded by The Juilliard School. In August 2010, the Summer Select Choir of Grosse Pointe, MI, led by conductor Glen Hipple, workshopped Niedermaier's choral work "Abide in Me" (2005). Niedermaier's piano quartet "Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope)" was selected by Juventas New Music Ensemble to be performed during its upcoming 2010-2011 season in the Boston area.

As a pianist, Niedermaier has collaborated with musicians such as Elaine Douvas, Thomas Stacy, Roger Roe, and April Clayton. Since 2003, he has been serving as a staff pianist for the annual Thomas Stacy English Horn Seminar in Carmel Valley, CA, at Hidden Valley Center for the Arts. In 2010, he performed with members of the Indiana University New Music Ensemble at the DAM Festival Pristina in Kosovo.

List of Compositions[edit]


Upon This Rock for chamber orchestra, 2009
Voyageurs for orchestra, 2007
Die Weiber von Weinsberg for chamber orchestra, 2004

Band/Wind Ensemble[edit]

Fort Snelling: An Overture for Symphonic Winds , 2005


Mass of St. Paul the Apostle for SATB chorus, brass quintet, organ, and percussion, 2009-2010
Abide in Me for children's choir and piano, 2005
To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul (Psalm 25) for SATB chorus, 2005
We Were Under Great Pressure for SATB chorus, 2004
Two Psalms for soprano, viola, and piano, 2003
Holy, Holy, Holy for SATB chorus and piano, 2002

Solo Keyboard[edit]

Echoes of Polaris for organ, 2007
Arirang Variations for solo piano, 2006
Sonata no. 1 for Organ, 2005
Lobe den Herren: Two Chorale Preludes for Organ, 2004

Instrumental/Chamber Music[edit]

Elegy and Scherzo for three oboes, 2010
Sonata for English Horn and Piano, 2008
Spe Salvi(Saved by Hope) for piano quartet, 2008
Serenade for String Quartet based on hymn tunes, 2005-7
Lullaby for Sanguk for clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trombone, violin, harp, 2007
Sonata no. 1 for Violoncello and Piano, 2006
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven for trumpet, two horns and organ, 2005
The Lion and The Lamb for solo violin, 2004
String Quartet no. 1, 2004
Proclamation for English horn and piano, 2003
Shinkoiwa Suite for four hands piano, 2003
Konzertstück for solo violin and woodwind quintet, 2003
Suite Badine for bassoon and piano, 2002

Audio Excerpts[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://new.oberlin.edu/newsletters/the_source/detail_page.dot?id=1618291&issueUrl=/newsletters/the_source/2009/12/issue_86.dot&pageTitle=December%209,%202009
  2. ^ http://eamusic.org/who/faculty_niedermaier.html