Durango Chamber Music Festival :: Ten half-hour concerts June 7-11 & 14-18, 2021

Meet the Artists

Kerry Ginger, mezzo soprano, is engaged nationally as a soloist, ensemble artist, and clinician. She performs regularly with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Oregon Bach Festival, True Concord, and Kinnara, and has appeared as a soloist with Music in the Mountains, Quintessence, The Phoenix Symphony, and Arizona Opera. Dr. Ginger has recorded Grammy-winning albums with the Phoenix Chorale and True Concord, and maintains a professional vocal quartet, Element. Part of the Fort Lewis College music department from 2015-2019, Dr. Ginger now serves as assistant professor of voice at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

Tenor Erik Gustafson is nationally active as an oratorio soloist and choral artist, and is a visiting instructor of voice at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Erik has collaborated on two Grammy-winning recordings with the Phoenix Chorale, and albums with Bach Collegium San Diego, Conspirare, True Concord, Spire Chamber Ensemble, and Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Past solo highlights include Bach's St. John Passion with Arizona Bach Festival, Handel's Messiah with Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Oregon Bach Festival.

Ted Clarkson is a native of Augusta, Georgia, and a graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. While at SMU, he studied voice with Burr Phillips, Dale Dietert, and Hank Hammett. After graduation, he sang with Joel Martinson at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and other choirs around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Ted is a current student at the School of Theology at the University of the South and deacon in The Episcopal Church.

Kenneth Miller is assistant professor of church music at the School of Theology of the University of the South, where he heads the largest Episcopal seminary music program in the nation, teaching classes, conducting choirs, and supervising ten sung chapel services each week. He previously served as associate organist-choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, and as organ instructor at the University of South Carolina. He holds degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he studied with Florence Jowers and Paul Weber, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied with Martin Jean and Thomas Murray.

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