Biographie Otto-Werner Mueller
in Bensheim, Germany in 1926, conductor Otto-Werner Mueller has helped
shape the orchestral training programs of distinguished musical
institutions in the United States and Canada. After studying
conducting, composition, piano, trumpet, and viola in Frankfurt, Mr.
Mueller became director of the chamber music department for Radio
Stuttgart at the age of nineteen, and was founder and conductor of the
celebrated Radio Stuttgart Chamber Choir. Two years later, he served as
conductor of opera and operetta for the Heidelberg Theater. In
Heidelberg, he founded the orchestra for dependents of United States
military forces stationed there. Emigrating in 1951 to Canada, Mr.
Mueller worked extensively for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as
conductor of opera, ballet, and symphonic presentations, and in 1958
became teacher and conductor at the Montreal Conservatory. He later
served as director of the Victoria Symphony, and was founder and dean
of the Victoria School of Music.
Mueller was a guest professor at the Moscow State Conservatory in 1963,
and toured the Republics of the former Soviet Union in 1968 and 1970,
conducting the Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Riga symphonies. He has
conducted throughout North America and was a guest conductor at the
Scottish National Orchestra and the Krakow Philharmonic. Mr. Mueller
has trained the conductors of many American orchestras, teaching at the
Yale University School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
American Choral Foundation's Summer Institute, Aspen Music Festival,
American Symphony Orchestra League's conducting seminars, and the Los
Angeles Philharmonic Institute. Recently retired as Juilliard Director
of Orchestral Studies, he currently is a member of the faculty at The
Curtis Institute of Music.