School of Music
Henry Neubert Retires
Professor of double bass Henry Neubert, who began teaching at IC in 1972, retired this spring.
When Neubert first came to Ithaca he taught all the string music education courses as well, and in 1976 he became conductor of the Ithaca College Symphonic Band. By his estimation, he has instructed around 2,000 students in band since then. In addition to his teaching duties, Neubert was chair of the performance studies department for five years, assistant dean for a year, and graduate chair for admissions for three years.
For 26 years he was first bassist with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and for 22 years he conducted the Ithaca Concert Band, whose members are drawn from the Ithaca community. His farewell concert at Ithaca College in April included his personal favorites Schwantner's "From a Dark Millenium," Nelhybel's "Symphonic Movement," and Belsterling's "March of the Steelmen.