Director of Choral Activities
Teresa Ashworth is director of choral activities at Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls, where she began her tenure in 1998. Prior to teaching at the college, she was director of choral music at Fergus Falls High School.
Teresa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Dakota and her Master's Degree of Education with a music emphasis at North Dakota State University. She is a member of Minnesota Music Educators Association and has served as Region 8AA representative for this organization as well as assistant director of MMEA All-State Choir. Teresa is a member and has served as NW district chair of the American Choral Directors Association and is currently the regional repertoire and standards chair for two-year colleges representing six states. Teresa is active as a guest conductor and adjudicator in the North Dakota and the northern Minnesota area.
Currently, Teresa directs the M State Concert Choir, the select Voice Ensemble and the community-based M State Chamber Chorale. Her academic post includes teaching voice lessons and working with the Associate of Fine Arts students pursuing degrees in music. The M State Concert Choir represented two-year community college choirs in performances at the Minnesota ACDA Conventions in St. Cloud in 2001 and Wayzata in 2002. The M State choirs performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall in 1999 and 2005 and at the University of Hawaii and Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu in the spring of 2003. In March of 2007, Teresa and colleagues Roberta Freeman (literature) and Kristine Gyolai (art) led a humanities tour to Ireland, Wales and London in conjunction with Dr. Denise Ferran, the Art Historian Fulbright Scholar.
David Stoddard is a private guitar instructor. His approach to teaching the instrument focuses on performance techniques and music theory in a variety of different genres. An award-winning songwriter and composer, Stoddard has published six full-length collections of original material and has taught both guitar and piano full-time since 1996. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevents Point in 1990 and has more than 20 years of performance experience.
Dr. Kevin Priebe
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