Ethan Sperry Choral Series

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Ethan Sperry

The Ethan Sperry Choral Series

Choral Music

Ethan Sperry holds the positions of Director of Choral Activities at Portland State University and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Oregon Repertory Singers. His visionary approach to choral music has earned him acclaim from The Oregonian, which praises him as the architect behind “the finest choral concerts in recent memory” in Portland.

Under Sperry’s baton, ensembles have achieved remarkable success, garnering over 20 medals at International Choir Competitions and performing at prestigious venues globally. These performances span continents, including tours to destinations like Bermuda, China, France, Russia, and Taiwan, and appearances at renowned American venues such as The Hollywood Bowl and The Kennedy Center. Notably, in 2013, he led the Portland State Chamber Choir to a historic victory at the Seghizzi International Competition for Choral Singing in Italy.

Sperry’s contributions extend beyond conducting; he is a prolific arranger of World and Popular Music for choirs, with publications by esteemed publishers like Santa Barbara Music Publishing and Hal Leonard. He serves as the editor of the popular Global Rhythms series for Earthsongs Music. Additionally, he collaborates frequently with film composer AR Rahman and serves as a consultant for the KM Music Conservatory in Chennai, India.

Prior to his current positions, Sperry served on the faculty at Miami University in Ohio, where he conducted various ensembles. He also held artistic and conducting roles in Romania and Guadeloupe, further enriching his global musical perspective.

Originating from New York City, Sperry’s musical journey commenced early, beginning conducting at age eight, followed by cello studies at twelve, and vocal training at eighteen. His academic pursuits led to a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Harvard College, followed by Masters and Doctoral degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California.