John McNeur, Founder and Executive Director Emeritus
John McNeur, Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York, is a career educator who has taught all aspects of music over the past thirty six years. He has recently retired as Director of Music for the GRAMMY-winning Herricks Public Schools, former national chair for the Tri-M Music Honor Society, past-president of the Nassau Music Educators Association, and chair of committee responsible for organizing The Balanced Mind Curriculum Conferences. For six years he served as general chair for the MENC All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, organizing festivals in Rochester, Baltimore and at Carnegie Hall. Mr. McNeur has served as conductor of the Stamford Young Peoples Orchestra, The Fairfield County Student Operetta Orchestra, The North Shore Youth Operetta Orchestra and the MYO Summer Touring Orchestra. He was recently named “Music Educator of the Year” by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.