Since 1994, William Weinert has served as Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Activities at the Eastman School of Music, where he conducts the Eastman Chorale and the Eastman‑Rochester Chorus and supervises the masters and doctoral programs in choral conducting. He has conducted throughout Europe and the United States, as well as in the Far East. He has also served as a clinician and an adjudicator, conducting master classes in North America, Europe and Asia. In 1998 he succeeded Alfred Mann as editor of The American Choral Review, the journal of the American Choral Foundation.
Weinert holds the A.B. in history and B.Mus. in music education from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music; the M.M. in conducting from the University of Wisconsin‑Milwaukee; and both the M.M. in music history and the D.M.A. in conducting from the University of Wisconsin‑Madison, where he studied with Robert Fountain, and served for five years as Fountain's assistant.