Before moving to North Dakota, Neal had been working in the music industry on multiple continents for close to two decades. Neal holds a bachelors of Jazz Performance in guitar as well as a Masters of Arts in music. He has performed in a wide range of specialties, including musical theatre, jazz bands, blues and rock groups as well as one country show. 😀
In regards to music, Neal says, "Music is a pivotal part of my life because it provides a necessary center point around which I can orient my creativity. Besides, everyone needs a soundtrack to the movie of their life; I like to be the composer of mine."
FAVORITE MUSICAL EXPERIENCES
Performing at Rock the Universe (Universal Studios Orlando) and playing guitar for Shrek, the musical, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
WHAT NEAL DOES FOR FUN
Growing up on the coast, Neal used to surf and skate in his free time, but since moving to North Dakota, he has taken up rock climbing as a serious hobby. In addition to that, he loves to read and cook.