Conductor, Interlochen Singers; Instructor of Choral Studies, Interlochen Arts Camp
Director of Vocal Ensembles, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Eastman School of Music; M.M., Choral Conducting, Eastman School of Music, M.A., Music Theory Pedagogy, Eastman School of Music; B.M., Music Education, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Gregory Ristow is the newly appointed director of vocal ensembles at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he will conduct the Oberlin College Choir and Musical Union and teach classes in conducting and vocal chamber music. Previously, he served as director of choirs at the DePauw University School of Music (2011-2015), the Rochester Institute of Technology (2009-2011) and Lone Star College-Montgomery (2004-2009), where he received the 2008 faculty excellence award. As a singer, he has received praise as a performer with "star quality" who was "striking whenever he appeared on stage" (Indianapolis Examiner). He has sung professional with Mercury Baroque and the Houston Chamber Choir, and conducted professionally with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Voices: A Chamber Choir (Rochester, NY), Foundation for Modern Music (Houston, TX) and the Gregory Kunde Chorale (Rochester, NY). He is active internationally as a teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a method of teaching music through movement and improvisation.