Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities
Music Building, 225
Michael McGaghie is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Macalester College, where he conducts the Macalester Concert Choir and Highland Camerata. Prior to joining the faculty in 2012, he was Director of Choral Activities at The Boston Conservatory, Assistant Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club, and music director of the Concord Chorus. Recent conducting projects have included Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Bach’s St. John Passion, as well as world premieres by internationally renowned composers Dominick Argento and Tarik O’Regan. He has conducted the Harvard Glee Club in multiple performances across the United States and abroad.
His doctoral thesis Macaronic Things: Thornton Wilder and the Late Choral Music of Dominick Argento received the 2010 Julius Herford Prize from the American Choral Directors Association, awarded annually for the nation’s most outstanding dissertation in choral music. He has taught courses in choral literature, Renaissance and Baroque performance practice, and aural skills, and has received multiple awards from Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Mike is a proud member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the College Music Society, Chorus America, and Red Sox Nation.
DMA, Boston University
MM, Boston University
BA, Harvard College