Our Director

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The Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead is under the direction of Aaron M. Zinter. Mr. Zinter, Director of Music at Oak Grove Lutheran School, is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and received his Master of Music degree in Choral Directing from Illinois State University in Normal, IL.

As Director of Music at Oak Grove, he conducts the Concert Choir, Chapel Choir, 7th and 8th Grade Choir, 6th Grade General Music, AP Music Theory, Madrigals, Carolers and individual voice and guitar lessons. He directs and manages the annual 10-day Oak Grove Concert Choir Tour across the United States and Canada. He also prepares solo and ensemble members for academic competition, for which Oak Grove has earned 26 Outstanding Performances in the past six years at the North Dakota State Music Contest.

As the former Director of Music Ministries at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, IL with a membership of 1500, he conducted twelve K-12 and adult choirs while serving as department head of seven musicians. While there, he directed and managed the Chancel Choir United States Mission Tour across 35 states and Canada. In March 2005, he led a 10-day choral mission trip to Northeastern Brazil with eight outstanding youth singers.

Mr. Zinter has composed and arranged original music for worship and special occasions, published choral works with Abingdon Press in Nashville, TN, and received an Outstanding Performance rating at the North Dakota State Music Contest with the Oak Grove Madrigals the past six years in a row. Mr. Zinter recorded four CDs with Chanson, a professional male acapella ensemble, and performed with Chanson in a Master Class with the King’s Singers. He has also been a volunteer facilitator of leadership training activities at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Illinois for youth and adults with disabilities.