First Lieutenant Dorian Neuendorf is the Flight Commander and Associate Conductor of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Lt Neuendorf assists the Commander to lead, organize, and equip a unit of 60 Airmen in over 400 annual engagements throughout a 10-state region to accomplish the band’s mission to communicate, honor, inspire, and recruit.
Prior to joining the Air Force, Lt Neuendorf held positions as the Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, Assistant and Pops Conductor of the Union Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the National Music Festival, and Principal Conductor of the Columbia Community Orchestra. She has conducted at the Domaine Forget Festival of Quebec, the Atlantic Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory Conducting Institute, and appeared with the Jakarta Symphony Orchestra (Indonesia), Nanchang Philharmonic (China), and St. Michel Strings (Finland), among others. She was a 2019 finalist of The American Prize in Conducting.
Lt Neuendorf has performed as bassoon soloist with the University of South Carolina Campus Orchestra and the Columbia Community Orchestra, and performs frequently as a freelance bassoonist with regional orchestras and bands.
Lt Neuendorf holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Bassoon Performance from Cleveland State University.
2013: Bachelor of Music, Composition and Bassoon Performance, Cleveland State University
2015: Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting, University of South Carolina
2021: Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, GA
August – September 2021: Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, GA
October 2021 – present: Flight Commander, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
2nd Lt - Aug 2021
1st LT - 30 Sep 2023