Dr. Matthew Ferrell conducts the St. Cloud State Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and teaches courses in conducting and musicianship.
Under Dr. Ferrell’s direction, the St. Cloud State University Concert Choir has performed at multiple conferences—most recently the ACDA-MN State Conference—and in 2011 toured internationally to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Ferrell maintains an active schedule as clinician, adjudicator and guest conductor for choral festivals and conferences in Minnesota and around the country.
Dr. Ferrell has been awarded conducting fellowships at prominent summer institutions. Through these organizations and other master classes he has studied under many renowned conductors including Dale Warland, Helmuth Rilling, Robert Porco, Weston Noble, Charles Bruffy, James Jordan and Marin Alsop. He is an active member of several choral organizations, while serving as Repertoire and Standards Chair for ACDA-MN and the Minnesota board representative of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.
D.M.A. - University of Miami
M.M. - Temple University
B.M. - University of Hartford