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Armstrong, Anton (conductor)

Anton Armstrong (conductor)

Since 1990 Anton Armstrong has been the Harry R and Thora H Tosdal Professor of Music and conductor of the St Olaf Choir at St Olaf College. He came to this position following ten years in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served on the faculty of Calvin College and conducted the Campus Choir, the Calvin College Alumni Choir and the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus. A graduate of St Olaf College, the University of Illinois and Michigan State University, Armstrong holds membership in several professional societies including the American Choral Directors Association, Choristers Guild, Chorus America, and the International Federation for Choral Music. He also serves as editor of a multicultural choral series for Earthsongs Publications and co-editor of the revised St Olaf Choral Series for Augsburg Fortress Publishers.

Dr Armstrong is widely recognised for his work in the area of youth and children’s choral music. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Boychoir School. In June 1998, he began his tenure as conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival Youth Choral Academy. And in 1999 he conducted the St Olaf Choir in critically acclaimed solo concert performances at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Chicago, Illinois. Dr Armstrong is also active as a guest conductor and lecturer throughout North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Venezuela, and the Caribbean. In recent years he has guest conducted such noted ensembles as the Utah Symphony and Symphony Chorus, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has also collaborated in concert with Bobby McFerrin and Garrison Keillor.

He has frequently conducted ensembles and appeared before regional and national gatherings of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Choristers Guild, American Guild of Organists, Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Organization of American Kodály Educators and the Orff-Schulwerk Association. In August 1996 he was featured as a clinician at the Fourth World Symposium on Choral Music in Sydney, Australia, and in August 2002 he conducted the St Olaf Choir at the Sixth World Symposium on Choral Music in Minneapolis.


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