Professor Dimitri Shapovalov is a choir director, scholar, pianist, composer and educator. He currently directs the A.F. Siebert Chapel Choir in addition to teaching private piano, keyboard skills, musicianship skills and music history. His recent performance engagements include conducting a gala festival concert with the combined high school choirs of Rockford, Ill., at the historic Coronado Performing Arts Center; an appearance with the Fine Arts Festival Orchestra at the annual Messiah Sing-Along in Kenosha; and a joint concert of the A.F. Siebert Chapel Choir and the Carthage Choir featuring Guest Conductor Weston Noble at Carthage.
Prof. Shapovalov's professional interests include musicology, piano performance and composition. As a musicologist, he is a published author and translator on topics connected with Russian culture at the turn of the 20th century. His choral compositions have received premieres from the Carthage Chapel Choir, the Cornell University Chorus, the Northwestern Women's Chorus, and the Sapphire Consort Group in Minneapolis, Minn. He also leads the Kenosha Choral Arts Society.
Prof. Shapovalov earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from Cornell University, and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota. He joined the Carthage music faculty in 2005.
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