Aaron Humble, D. Mus

Assistant Professor of Voice/Director of Choral Activities

Address: 231 Performing Arts (PA 231)
Phone: (507) 389-2171
Email: aaron.humble@mnsu.edu

Education:

  • D.M. in Vocal Performance and Literature from The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington                   
  • M.M. in Vocal Performance and Literature; Cognate field in Choral Conducting from The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington
  • B.M. in Voice Performance from Millikin University

Biography:
Aaron Humble has enjoyed solo appearances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Philharmonic, the Mankato Symphony, and the Boston Pops and concert appearances at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, and The Chautauqua Institute. During his tenure with Cantus, Aaron sang nearly 1000 concerts and recorded 10 albums with one of the nation’s premier vocal ensembles. As an Artistic Co-Director of Cantus, Aaron was instrumental in programming concerts, creating recordings, and steering the artistic vision of Cantus for a decade. As a strong believer that choirs sound the best when they sing the best, Aaron is in demand as a contest adjudicator and festival conductor throughout the upper Midwest and has presented regionally and nationally at ACDA, NATS, and Chorus America. Before joining the faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Aaron served on the faculty of Augustana College (IL) where he taught voice and conducted the Wennerberg TTBB Chorus.

An experienced vocal chamber musician, Aaron still maintains a presence in the field by singing with two Grammy-Nominated ensembles, The South Dakota Chorale and True Concord (Tucson). With an enduring love of TTBB repertoire and church music, Aaron is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Apollo Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a cantor at the Church of the Assumption in St. Paul. Aaron is a graduate of Millikin University where he studied under Brad Holmes and Kathryn Hartgrove and holds the Doctor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he studied under William Jon Gray and Carlos Montane. For more information, please visit www.aaronhumble.com.

Recent Musical Publications:
Salzburger Folk Lieder, Arranged by Aaron Humble, “Still, Still, Still.” Minneapolis:  Graphite Publishing, 2019. 

Spiritual, Arranged by Cantus, Edited by Aaron Humble and Paul Rudoi, “Been In The Storm.” Minneapolis:  Graphite Publishing, 2019. 

Webster, Joseph P. Arranged by Aaron Humble, “The Sweet By and By.”  New York: Carl Fischer LLC, 2018.

Recent Performances:
Tenor Soloist. Handel: Messiah. May 2019. Mankato Symphony Orchestra in Mankato, MN

Solo Recital. Music of Barber, Duke, Dvorák, and Burleigh. April 2019. Westminster Town Hall Forum in Minneapolis, MN.

Solo Recital. Songs of Devotion: Music of Dvorák, Burleigh, Thiman, Honegger, and Mendelssohn. October 2018. St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Burke, VA.

Tenor Soloist. Bernstein: Westside Story. May 2018. Mankato Symphony Orchestra in Mankato, MN.

Tenor Soloist. Handel: Messiah. April 2017. Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI.

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