BA., Goshen College; St.MP, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Detmold, Germany; DMA, University of Iowa
Fred Stoltzfus is both a scholar and a conductor of choral music. He has made several recordings, including Buxtehude’s Cantatas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, and written extensively about conducting and choral music. He has conducted several world premieres, includingSymphonia Sacra in Tempore Passionis and Echoes of Loneliness, both by Bengt Hambraeus. Professor Stoltzfus was awarded the Noah Greenberg award from the American Musicological Society in recognition for his “distinguished contribution to the study and performance of Early Music.” In addition, he was part of a major grant from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, campus to help students learn conducting skills via computer. The grant, titled “The Intelligent Virtual Ensemble: Creating an Infrastructure for Natural Interactive Skills Acquisition,” includes researchers from the School of Music, computer science and the Beckman Institute.