Assistant Professor/Chair of Department of Music
Christopher Redfearn is Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Valley City State University. He conducts the Concert Choir and University Singers, and also teaches courses in conducting, vocal methods and pedagogy, music appreciation, and applied voice. He earned the BM in Choral Music Education at Brigham Young University, the MM in Choral Conducting at Michigan State University, and the Doctor of Arts in Choral Conducting and Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Redfearn has experience conducting choirs at all age levels, from elementary through high school students, collegiate ensembles, and adult community choirs. He taught high school choir for seven years at programs in Idaho and Michigan, where his choirs consistently scored superior ratings at large group festivals. Choirs under his direction have presented juried performances at conferences and competitions across the United States and in Europe. He is in demand as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and choral clinician, with recent presentations at area conferences on topics such as vocal and choral pedagogy, assessment in the choral rehearsal, and choral literature. Redfearn has been chosen to conduct the ND ACDA Jr. High/Middle School Honor Choir at the 2016 ND ACDA Conference in Bismarck, ND.
He is an active member of the American Choral Director's Association, the National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Redfearn currently serves on the executive board of ACDA North Dakota as the College/University Repertoire & Standards Chairperson.
- Assistant Professor/Chair of Department of Music
- Office Location
- Foss Hall Room 116
- Office Phone
Summer 2015 Semester Courses