Music Department - St. Cloud State University

Music Department - St. Cloud State University


Associate Professor of Music:Choral ActivitiCLICK to email Dr. Matthew Ferrelles

146 Performing Arts Center / (320) 308-2260

Dr. Matthew Ferrell conducts the St. Cloud State Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and teaches courses in conducting and musicianship.

Dr. Ferrell received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami (a student of Jo-Michael Scheibe). He received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Temple University (a student of Alan Harler) and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The Hartt School – University of Hartford.

Dr. Ferrell has worked with vocal and instrumental ensembles at every level from elementary school through university, including professional choirs and orchestras. As Associate Conductor of the Master Chorale of South Florida, Dr. Ferrell assisted in the preparation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Cleveland Orchestra and conducted the Boca Raton Symphonia in several performances.  Prior to his appointment at SCSU, he served as Director of Choral Activities at Brooklyn College, Conservatory of Music.

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


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