Christopher S. Owen
Assistant professor, music, earned his D.M.A. in conducting, specializing in choral, symphonic, and wind ensembles, from the University of Minnesota at the Twin Cities. After graduating, there he served as interim associate director of choral activities, directing choirs and teaching in the music education department. His research interests include the choral music of Jeffrey Van, the mentoring of induction phase music teachers, and interdisciplinary studies in K-12 educational settings?specifically the connection between music performance and visual art creation. He has also conducted the Minnesota Chorale in Recital and the Minnesota Oratorio Society in Concert and has coached the professional men's vocal ensemble CANTUS in addition to being an active adjudicator and clinician.