Dr. C. Michael Porter became a member of the faculty of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Boise State University in 2011. He holds a D.M.A. from the University of Iowa in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy, an M.A. in Choral Conducting and a B.A. in Music (Principal Instrument: Voice), both from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Prior to coming to Boise State, Dr. Porter was Director of Choral Activities at Brevard College in North Carolina. He also served as the Assistant Music Director of the Asheville Lyric Opera in Asheville, North Carolina, where he had responsibilities as Conductor and Chorus Master. An active scholar in Renaissance choral music, Dr. Porter has been awarded fellowships for his research in Salzburg's post-Tridentine musical reform.
Salzburg Chorbuch W.b. XIV: Magnificat Traditions in Post-Tridentine Salzburg (Forthcoming), The Choral Scholar: The Online Journal of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (2011)
Guest Soloist: Harmonia Baroque (Faculty Baroque Ensemble, Appalachian State University), Scenes from Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Boone, NC (2008)
Guest Panelist "Brundibár", North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, University of North Carolina (2010)
This presentation outlined the history and performances of Hans Krása's children's opera Brundibár; specifically the...
Guest Panelist "Die Zauberflöte", North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, University of North Carolina (2010)
This presentation detailed the collaborative experience involved in producing an opera.
The Merry Widow, Pre-Concert Lecture, Asheville Lyric Opera Company (2007)
Spirituality and the Conductor, Brevard College (2005)
Along with guest panelist Dr. Timothy Stalter from the University of Iowa, I provided insight...