Dr. Christopher G. McGinley is a dynamic conductor and music educator based in the Twin Cities where he earned the DMA in conducting at the University of Minnesota and directs music at Trinity Lutheran Congregation. He is the Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (music education and directing Novum Voce, Symphonic Choir, and The Singing Statesmen). His choirs are noted for their vibrant and nuanced interpretations of works from diverse eras and genres. A strong advocate for community music, McGinley has served intergenerational choirs in Philadelphia, Wisconsin, and Oregon. He holds degrees in conducting and music education from the University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, and University of Delaware and pursued further studies in conducting at the Frost School of Music. His conducting mentors include Kathy Saltzman Romey, Matthew Mehaffey, Karen Kennedy, Sharon Paul, and Paul D. Head.