Dennis Frederick Neufeld
Dennis Neufeld, a tenor, has maintained a voice studio in Yucaipa, California, since 1973, the year he graduated from Loma Linda University with a B.A. in conducting and voice. Neufeld took additional graduate study in music at Redlands University, where he studied conducting under Jon Robertson and presented a graduate recital in conducting in 1985. He participated in Herbert Blomstedt Orchestral Conducting Workshops at LLU in 1972 and 1974 and in 1977 attended both the Blomstedt workshop and a choral conducting workshop under Sir David Willcocks.
He has held several conducting posts, including assistant conductor with the Brentwood/Westwood Symphony in 1977 and conductor of the Nova Schola Cantorum in Loma Linda for three years between 1975 and 1980; the La Scala Lyric Opera Company in Glendale, California, in 1982-1983; and the LLU Fine Arts Festival Piano Orchestra from 1992-1994. He has also been a soloist and choir conductor in Adventist, Presbyterian, Baptist, and United Methodist churches from the 1970s to the present.
In 1983 Neufeld served as assistant director and in 1984 as director of the Redlands Boys Choir. From 1985 to 1990, he was a substitute teacher in the Redlands and the Yucaipa unified school districts and in the 1994-1995 school year directed the 7th and 8th grade choir at Loma Linda Junior Academy. He taught music and drama at Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School in San Bernardino in 2000-2001. Since 2005 he has directed the band and taught voice and woodwinds at Mesa Grande Academy.
Neufeld has worked as a professional portrait and commercial photographer based in Yucaipa since 1982. Until 1991 he worked as a photographer of children and from 1991 to 1993 in Media Services at LLU. He was a lighting consultant for photography in the Loma Linda Health Services Office of Advancement, a position he held from 2002-2010.
Since 1997 Neufeld has been managing director, associate instructor, and author for Spirit of Truth Ministries. He also operated AngelSongs Ministries, a Neufeld Family Music Ministry, from 1999 to 2010.
Sources: Information provided by Dennis Neufeld, 2007, 2012.