Rudolf de Beer
Rudolf de Beer, Cantor in Steinkjer and Egge Churches (Norway), is the conductor of the Steinkjer Chamber Choir, Gospel Choir, Male Voice Choir, Church Children’s Choir, and the Trønder Choir. A native of South Africa, he previously conducted, amongst others, the Potchefstroom Chamber Choir, the North West Children’s Choir, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, the National Youth Choir of South Africa, the Excelda National Chamber Choir (a project of Jeunesses Musicales South Africa), the Mecer City of Tygerberg Choir, and the Stellenbosch Men’s Vocal Ensemble. Before moving to Norway he was Senior Lecturer in Choral Conducting, Head of Music Education, and Artistic Director of the Schola Cantorum at Stellenbosch University’s Music Department in South Africa. He studied at Potchefstroom University, while his Master in choir conducting and musicology/music education is from the University of Oslo. He completed his DMus in the same discipline through a joint venture between the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. He further published research articles and composed music for choirs, some of which has been published by Hal Leonard (USA), Norsk Musikforlag, and Cambridge University Press (UK).