Erik Zinter is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at North Dakota State University where he is studying with Dr. Jo Ann Miller and Dr. Michael Weber. As a graduate assistant, he teaches first year music theory and ear training and is the assistant conductor for Cantemus, an undergraduate women’s chorus on campus. Prior to his appointment at NDSU, Mr. Zinter was responsible for overseeing all seven performing vocal ensembles in grades 9-12 at Faribault High School in southern Minnesota. His choirs have been invited to and featured in a number of regional and national concerts.
Mr. Zinter is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where he studied with Dr. Rene Clausen. He earned his Masters of Music degree in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Dr. Fred Stoltzfus and Dr. Chester Alwes. While at Illinois, Mr. Zinter conducted the University Chorus and the Vermillion Festival Chorus, and worked as the assistant conductor for the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. He is a past conductor of the Owatonna Community Chorus and last year served as the assistant conductor for the Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, MN. Mr. Zinter stays active as both a singer and vocal/choral clinician.