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About Greg Ristow

I'm director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at DePauw University, in Greencastle, IN, where I conduct the DePauw University Chorus and DePauw Chamber Singers and teach classes in choral conducting and choral literature. You can find my full faculty bio page here. In the summers I conduct the Interlochen Singers and teach Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Interlochen Arts Camp, in Michigan.

Prior to starting at DePauw, while working on my Doctorate at Eastman, I directed the RIT Singers at the Rochester Institute of Technology and taught Eurhythmics at Eastman.

Before that, I was professor of music and director of choirs at Lone Star College-Montgomery, a community college in the northern suburbs of Houston. My teaching load there consisted of conducting the choirs and teaching several sections of ear training. Sometimes I taught a section of something else as an overload (music fundamentals, appreciation, or even the first semester of music history), but for the most part the choirs and ear training classes kept me plenty busy.

I went to Oberlin for a music ed. degree, studying piano with Lydia Frumkin. After that I completed two master's degrees at Eastman: choral conducting and music theory pedagogy. While a student there, I was a TA for ear training, and then my last year in Rochester I taught ear training full time (six sections a semester!) on the theory faculty at Eastman. As I mentioned earlier, after an interlude, I came back to Eastman for my doctorate in choral conducting as well, which I finished in May 2011.

Between Eastman and Lone Star, I've now taught 42 sections of Ear Training/Aural Skills.

Get in Touch!

Do you have comments or suggestions about this site? Maybe just questions? Drop me an e-mail at gregristow@musicalmind.org. I can't promise to answer everything, but I'll do my very best to!