Christopher Redfearn, D.A.
Christopher Redfearn is Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Valley City State University. He conducts the Concert Choir and University Singers, and also teaches courses in conducting, vocal methods and pedagogy, music appreciation, and applied voice. He earned the BM in Choral Music Education at Brigham Young University, the MM in Choral Conducting at Michigan State University, and the Doctor of Arts in Choral Conducting and Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Redfearn taught high school choir for seven years at programs in Idaho and Michigan, where his choirs consistently scored superior ratings at large group festivals. Choirs under his direction have presented juried performances at conferences and competitions across the United States and in Europe. He is in demand as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and choral clinician, with recent presentations at area conferences on topics such as vocal and choral pedagogy, assessment in the choral rehearsal, and choral literature. In 2015, Dr. Redfearn was recognized by his VCSU colleagues as the recipient of the Junior Faculty Excellence Award. He currently serves on the executive board of North Dakota ACDA as the College/University Repertoire & Standards Chairperson. He also represents North Dakota on the executive board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Dr. Redfearn and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Valley City with their four children.