Jan Michael KliewerJan Michael Kliewer
was an assistant professor of music at Northwest College from 1990 to 2015. In addition to teaching voice and choral music, Jan taught music theory, double bass, and conducted the Northwest Civic Orchestra for 10 years. During his last 15 years at Northwest, Jan produced and directed over a dozen operas and musicals.

Kliewer is an active Baritone soloist and has appeared with orchestras throughout the region including the Billings Symphony, Wyoming Symphony, Helena Symphony, and Bozeman Symphony among others. His opera and musical theatre credits include La Traviata, La Boheme, Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Madame Butterfly, and Elixir of Love and premiered Nosferatu with the Rimrock Opera.

Jan received a BM in voice from Cleveland State University and an MA in conducting from the
University of Missouri at Kansas City. Jan grew up in California and after many moves, landedon the east coast as a young adult. He subsequently has been moving back west, but is happily stalled in Powell, Wyoming.


Jan has a partner of 40 years in Lucinda Kliewer, two
children, and three grandchildren.


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