Meet the Artistic Director
Christopher Dent is currently Director of Music at Indianola Presbyterian Church and Chorus Master for Opera Project Columbus. He has served on the faculties of Ohio Wesleyan University (guest conductor of the Choral Art Society) and the Ohio State University-Marion campus where he conducted the University Chorus and has served as guest conductor of festival choirs for the Columbus (Ohio) chapter of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the 2014 Adams County (Ohio) All-County Choir. Christopher participated in the 2012 Professional Choral Institute (a collaboration between Seraphic Fire and the University of South Florida) as a Conducting Fellow working with Patrick Dupre Quigley and James Bass, and in January of 2015, he was one of five conductors selected to work with Noel Edison and the 100-plus voice Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Elora Festival Singers as part of TMC’s Emerging Conductors Program. He is a graduate of Capital University (BM trumpet performance) and the Ohio State University (MM in Choral Conducting) where he studied with Hilary Apfelstady, Robert J Ward, and Thomas Hart.