Steven Zopfi

Associate Professor
Director of Choral Activities
School of Music
szopfi@pugetsound.edu
253.879.3953

Steven ZopfiSteven Zopfi, conductor of the university’s Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d’Amici, has scholarly interests including late 20th-century American motet composition and the instrumentation of the basso continuo of early 17th-century vocal music. He has been active as an editor of early music, but also is a passionate advocate for new music, and has commissioned and conducted the world premieres of music by Edwin Lawrence, Timothy Melbinger, Bryan Johanson, and Judith Zaimont. Zopfi’s music reviews and articles have been published in The Choral Journal, and his arrangements and editions are published by Colla Voce. He is in constant demand as a conductor, adjudicator, and clinician. As a singer, Zopfi has performed with the Prague Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony. He founded and acted as artistic director for several choirs, as well as The Portland Sinfonietta. He serves as the artistic director and conductor of the Portland Symphonic Choir, the official chorus of Oregon Symphony Orchestra. Zopfi has been researching a project tentatively titled “Acoustics of Choir Standing Orders.”

B.M., University of Hartford, 1987; M.F.A., University of California-Irvine, 1992; D.M.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2001

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