Dieter Weslowski is a trained classical musician. He began his vocal training in Pittsburgh, PA under Josephine McGrail, who ran a small opera company. Later, after winning a full music scholarship to Kent State University in Kent, OH, he studied under James Stuart. While in Pittsburgh, he sang in the Third Presbyterian Choir and the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus.
In 1998, Dieter began teaching in the Summer Program at the Berklee College of Music. What he has learned about jazz and blues since that time has been nothing short of life altering. He now moves seamlessly through the world of classical vocals as well as the world of jazz and blues songs. He has a particular affinity for blues and gospel music.
Aside from music, Dieter is also known throughout America and Canada for his publication in countless literary journals and reviews. He is particularly grateful for having studied under Paul Zimmer, Michael Wurster, Robert Colucci and Galway KInnell. His first book The Bird Who Steals Everything Shining, published in 1986 (SUNY Press) won the John Gardner Poetry Prize. After a hiatus of about 20 years, he is again writing poems. He is currently working on a selection of poems titled If I Were a Walker of Roofs.
Dieter’s keen eye has also drawn him towards photography and art.
To expose a variety of music to my listeners
To trigger happy memories through my songs
To enhance learning through entertainment
Above all, to bring joy to all who hear me