Alum Michael Neumann Retires as Conductor of Sacramento Youth Symphony

Monday, June 01, 2020
MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT (PLACERVILLE) -- The family immigrated to America in the early 1960s, eventually settling in San Francisco. Neumann continued to pursue his interest in violin at Lowell High School. A music scholarship to San Francisco State College (today’s SFSU) followed, then a full-ride music scholarship to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for violin performance — where he also earned his master’s degree in orchestral conducting.