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Stanley Engebretson


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Stanley Engebretson came to Mason in 1990 as director of choral studies, teaching conducting, and directing the University Symphonic Chorus, University Singers, and three Vocal Jazz Ensembles.  Previously, he taught at the University of Minnesota and served as associate conductor of the Minnesota Chorale from 1985 to 1990.   From 1979 to 1985, he was at the University of Texas Permian Basin and conducted the Midland-Odessa Symphony Chorale. Engebretson holds performance degrees in voice and piano from the University of North Dakota, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from Stanford University. In addition, he has received several research awards and grants for advanced study in Aspen, San Francisco, New York, and Europe with internationally acclaimed conductors, including Gregg Smith, Margaret Hillis, Roger Wagner, Eric Ericson, and Robert Shaw. In Washington, D.C., he has been the director of music at the historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church since 1991, and in 1993, he became artistic director of the Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra, which is now the National Philharmonic appearing at the Music Center at Strathmore.  For nine years, he appeared as lecturer and professional singer at California’s Carmel Bach Festival, and he continues to lecture for the Smithsonian Institution and the Fulbright Foundation as a senior specialist.


DMA, Choral Conducting, Stanford University (1980)

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Appointment: Tenured

Faculty Rank: Professor

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