November 3, 2020
Volume 1, Issue 3
Join us for a Conversation with Dave Metzger

If you’ve seen a recent Disney movie such as “Frozen” – or, for that matter, if you’ve spent any time at all in a movie theater over the last quarter-century – you’ve likely heard the work of Corvallis native Dave Metzger.

Metzger, a Corvallis High School graduate, is an orchestrator and composer for movies, stage productions and video games. He’ll talk about his career during the Sunday, Nov. 8 session of “Maestro Moments,” the free online series of musical conversations sponsored by the Corvallis Repertory Singers.

Steven Zielke, the artistic director of the Repertory Singers and the director of choral studies at Oregon State University, will lead the conversation, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Nov. 8. The Zoom session is FREE, but registration is required. Click on this link to register: (A registration link also can be found on the Repertory Singers website,

Metzger (his website is has orchestrated, arranged, or composed music for more than 60 movies, including “Frozen,” “The Avengers,” “Moana,” “The Simpsons Movie” and “Training Day.” He also orchestrated the “When You Wish Upon a Star” theme that plays at the start of many Disney movies. He divides his time between Salem and central Oregon.

In his role as an orchestrator, Metzger is responsible for taking the bones of a score or a song by a composer and creating full arrangements. In many cases, orchestrators also are called upon to write additional music for the movies they work on, efforts that often go uncredited on screen.

Metzger’s credits include writing music for a number of movies and TV shows. He’s also worked on Broadway, creating the orchestrations for the stage versions of “Frozen” and “The Lion King.”

For more information about Sunday’s session, including a short interview with Metzger, go to the Repertory Singers’ website,

The Repertory Singers, a professional choral ensemble, typically perform on Sunday afternoons – but live performances are on hold during the pandemic. So the ensemble is offering the “Maestro Moments” series to help fill that Sunday void. The series will be offered on Zoom at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month through February.
Here's your Invitation

Maestro Moments: Dr. Steven Zielke in Conversation with David Metzger
When: Nov 8, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information
about joining the meeting.

Future Maestro Moments sessions include (dates and times are subject to change):

Dec. 13, 3 p.m.: Dan Forrest, a composer, pianist and music educator; the Repertory Singers have performed a number of Forrest pieces.

Jan. 10, 3 p.m.: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, conductor of the Viking Chorus and the Chapel Choir at St. Olaf College and the former guest artistic director of one of North America's largest LGBTQ+ choirs, Minnesota's One Voice Mixed Chorus.

A guest has not yet been named for the Feb. 14 session.
Founded in 2000, the Corvallis Repertory Singers includes nearly 50 area singers, many who have studied voice or are professional singers. In addition to Zielke, Raymund Ocampo serves as associate conductor. The singing group has been recognized for artistic achievement with funds from the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation; the Oregon Arts Commission, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Benton County Cultural Coalition, with funds provided by the Oregon Cultural Trust; and the Benton Community Foundation.           
Your tax-deductible gift to the Corvallis Repertory Singers helps to ensure that our community continues to support exceptional music.