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Christopher Ellis
Doctor of Arts student in Choral Conducting

Christopher Ellis pursued his Doctor of Arts degree in Choral Conducting. While pursuing his degree, Ellis assisted with the Statesmen, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Crow.

Ellis earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota in 2009. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa in 2007, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sacred Music from Faith Baptist Bible College in 2001. Ellis has studied conducting under Dr. R. Irving Van Hooser and Dr. Lee Nelson, and studyied conducting with Dr. Duane Karna and Dr. Andrew Crow.

Ellis was the Music Director at Ankeny Baptist Church in Ankeny, Iowa for eight years, from 2003 until 2011. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member teaching music at Des Moines Area Community College and directing vocal and instrumental ensembles at Faith Baptist Bible College.