The Department of Music at Minnesota State University, Mankato is very pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Humble will assume the position of Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. David Dickau is retiring after 27 years of leading the choral program at the university. Dr. Humble brings a wealth of experience to this position and is committed to continuing to develop the long and rich choral tradition at the university. Dr. Humble will conduct the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.
Dr. Humble has enjoyed solo appearances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Philharmonic, the Mankato Symphony, and the Boston Pops and concert appearances at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, and The Chautauqua Institute. During his tenure with Cantus, Aaron sang nearly 1000 concerts and recorded 10 albums with one of the nation’s premier vocal ensembles. As an Artistic Co-Director of Cantus, Aaron was instrumental in programming concerts, creating recordings, and steering the artistic vision of Cantus for a decade. As a strong believer that choirs sound the best when they sing the best, Aaron is demand as a contest adjudicator and festival conductor throughout the upper Midwest and has presented regionally and nationally at ACDA, NATS, and Chorus America. Before joining the faculty at Minnesota State, Mankato, Aaron served on the faculty of Augustana College (IL) where he taught voice and conducted the Wennerberg TTBB Chorus.
An experienced vocal chamber musician, Aaron still maintains a presence in the field by singing with two Grammy-Nominated ensembles, The South Dakota Chorale and True Concord (Tucson). With an enduring love of TTBB repertoire and church music, Aaron is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Apollo Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a cantor at the Church of the Assumption in St. Paul. Aaron is a graduate of Millikin University where he studied under Brad Holmes and holds the Doctor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he studied under William Jon Gray. For more information, please visit www.aaronhumble.com.
As Dr. Humble continues the fine choral tradition at Minnesota State, Mankato, he is very interested in expanding and renewing efforts to make our choirs even more inclusive and welcoming to all. As he steps into this new role, Dr. Humble is looking forward to visiting as many schools as is humanly possible and would welcome an invitation, please feel free to reach him by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org.