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Anton Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, became the fourth conductor of the St. Olaf Choir in 1990. Dr. Armstrong also serves as Artistic Director of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival which features nearly 600 student musicians who are members of five St. Olaf Choral ensembles and the St. Olaf Orchestra. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College and earned advanced degrees at the University of Illinois (MM) and Michigan State University (DMA). He is editor of a multicultural choral series for Earthsongs Publications and co-editor (with John Ferguson) of the revised St. Olaf Choral Series for Augsburg Fortress Publishers. In June 1998, he began his tenure as founding conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy. Active as a guest conductor in the United States and internationally, Dr. Armstrong has conducted All-State choirs and choral festivals in nearly all 50 states of the United States, as well as guest conducting such luminary ensembles as the World Youth Choir, the Indonesia Youth Choir, the Ansan City Choir (South Korea), the Formosa Singers (Taiwan), the Houston Chamber Choir, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, the Phoenix Chorale, the Westminster Choir and the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Conductor Soon-Jung Kim is the conductor for Asan City Choir, Ramus Choir, Seoul Court's General Government Choir, and an adjunct professor at Hanyang University and at Presbyterian Theological University in Seoul. Since her return to Korea in 2008, she has been a guest conductor for Incheon City Choir, Seongnam City Choir, Bucheon City Choir, Ulsan City Choir, Pohang City Choir, Chuncheon City Choir, Paju City Choir and Jeju Concert Choir. In 2011, she became the assistant conductor for Korea National Choir, and held her “Debut Concert” with the National Choir in that year. When she was in the USA, she was the professor of church music and many choral classes at KPCA Presbyterian Theological seminary, in Los Angeles, from 2001 to 2007. She also became the executive conductor for Korean American Music Academy (2002~2003) and Young Angeles Choir (2005~2006), in which she held music camps and concerts each year. She served as the associate conductor for USC Concert Choir during her DMA, and has been a regular member of Pi Kappa Lambda, an American association of honorary musicians, since 2000. She majored in composition at Hanyang University and received her Master's degree in Church Music and her D.M.A. in Choral Conducting at the University of Southern California (USC).
Yu-Chung John Ku is the Music Director of Taipei Philharmonic Foundation, which consists of 15 musical groups, including Oratorio Chorus, Chamber Choir, Youth Choir, Women’s Choirs, Senior Choir, Children’s Choirs, Youth Orchestras, Children’s Orchestra, Opera Studio, and Musical Theater. He is also the Music Director of Taipei International Choral Competition and Festival, and an assistant professor in the Chinese Culture University. Ku also serves as the Chorus Master for more than 30 operas and choral-symphonic productions, working alongside with Helmuth Rilling, Charles Dutoit, Frieder Bernius, Günther Herbig, Jahja Ling, and many others. Ku has led master classes in many countries, and is an adjudicator in the World Choir Games, Oriental Concentus International Competition, Bali International Choral Competition, Singapore International Choral Competition, Singapore Youth Festival, Hong-Kong Schools Music Festival, and several other competitions. Yu-Chung John Ku is a doctoral candidate at the College-Conservatory of Music in University of Cincinnati, and holds a master degree from Temple University.
Dr. Lee, who is been known as one of the best conductor in the aspect of interpreting the music according to composer’s intent, had been graduated at under and graduate course at the Juilliard School of music. Since 1988 Dr. Lee has continued his career as professor of Chong-shin University and music director of Seong-Nam City Choir, also being recognized as one of the best leader of the choral conducting activities in Korea. He Focused on performing the new choral works most of his concerts: Over 1/3 new works at each concert. He, also, get the reputation as the conductor who seeks the well blended and plentiful deep sound. Dr. Lee has lots of experiences at the orchestral works, conducted over 10 orchestras including such as Chopin Philharmonic, Korean Symphony, Art Orchestra, National Philharmonic and several opera companies as guest conductor. He studied at the University of Arizona and has been granted the doctoral degree of the orchestral conducting. After coming back from USA he was appointed as the music director of the Goyang Civic Choir and he devoted his best efforts to make Goyang Civic Choir and Daegu Civic Choir as the one of the top ranked city choir in Korea.
Zoltán Pad, conductor, studied at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest and in Munich with a DAAD scholarship. Since 2014, he is chief conductor of the Hungarian Radio Choir. He is an internationally renowned conductor, who in recent years received the opportunity to conduct outstanding ensembles including the SWR Vocalensemble in Stuttgart, the MDR Radio Choir in Leipzig, the French Radio Choir, the ChorWerk Ruhr, the Polish Radio Choir, the Arsys Bourgogne Chamber Choir, the Croatian Radio Choir and the World Youth Choir. In May 2020, he makes his debut in Hamburg working with the NDR Radio Choir and the Latvian Radio Choir. He has accepted the invitation of Chamber Choir Ireland and collaborated with the ensemble in November 2020. As conductor of the Hungarian Radio Choir, he has conducted numerous concerts in Hungary and abroad, with several contemporary a cappella pieces premiered on their programme. Most pieces were also recorded for the Hungarian Radio. Between 2009 and 2014, he worked as chief conductor of the Kodály Choir Debrecen, which is one of the few professional choirs in Hungary. During this time, Zoltán conducted over 130 concerts with the choir and prepared a further 131 more concert programmes.