Stanley R. Wold is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he has taught choral conducting and vocal music education since 1984. He has earned degrees from Concordia College (Moorhead), the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. At UMD, he directs the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, teaches voice and vocal music education, and is chair of the vocal area.
In spring of 2011 he was awarded UMD’s Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award. Under Wold’s direction, University Singers and Chamber Singers have maintained an active national and international performance schedule: Austria & Germany (1994), Kenya & Tanzania (1997-98), state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference (1995-2009), Costa Rica (2003), the Netherlands & Paris (2005), Turkey(2007), and the former East Germany (Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin; 2010). University Singers performed again for Minnesota ACDA this season, when UMD hosted the state convention for the first time November 16-17.
Four collaborations between the UMD choral/instrumental areas and Arrowhead Chorale have been conducted by Wold: Duruflé Requiem (2000), Bach Mass in B-Minor (2004), Mozart Grand Mass in C-Minor (2006), and Bach Johannnespassion (2011). Performance sites for these masterworks have included Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis), the cathedrals of both Duluth and Superior, First Lutheran Church (Duluth), and Weber Music Hall, UMD.
Dr. Wold has studied and/or conducted choral music in Hungary, Russia, four Scandinavian countries, and Venezuela. In his seventeenth year as Artistic Director and Conductor of Arrowhead Chorale, Dr. Wold was also Chorusmaster for the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra (1991-99). He taught secondary vocal music in Minnesota and Iowa public schools for six years. His experience includes significant community and church music activities. Presently Senior Choir Director at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth, he is also an active adjudicator and clinician for the Minnesota State High School League and the Wisconsin School Music Association.
Mary Pat Renaud
Sam Anderson, student member
Nathan Winesett, advisory member
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