2018 KMEA All-State Choir Conductor
Christopher Aspaas serves as Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Texas Christian University and most recently served as Associate Professor of Choral/Vocal Music at St. Olaf College. Christopher received his Ph.D. in Choral Music Education at The Florida State University in Tallahassee, his M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University in East Lansing, his B.M. in Voice Performance from St. Olaf. Christopher has served on the faculties of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. At St. Olaf, Aspaas conducted the Viking Chorus, a 90-voice ensemble of first-year student men, as well as the Saint Olaf Chapel Choir, a 100-voice ensemble specializing in the performance of oratorio and larger multi-movement works. He has conducted All-State Choruses in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin. Christopher has produced more than forty arrangements and compositions for mixed, men’s and women’s choirs. Aspaas is also active as a tenor soloist.