Christopher Aspaas

Division Chair of Choral Activities,
Associate Professor of Voice
Jarvis Hall 323 | 817-257-7609


Ph.D., Choral Music Education, The Florida State University 2004  
MM, Choral Conducting, Michigan State University 1997
BM, Vocal Performance, St. Olaf College 1995

Courses Taught

MUSI 10040-80, 60040-80 Concert Chorale
MUSI 10140-80 60140-80 FrogCorps
MUSI 20512-045 Intro to Conducting
MUSI 50423-060 Choral Literature
MUSI 60220-719 Special Studies: Advanced Choral Literature
MUSI 70220-719 Doctoral Conducting
MUSI 10040-80, 60040-80 Concert Chorale
MUSI 60232-719 Score Reading
MUSI 70220-719 Doctoral Conducting
MUSP 80981-719 DMA Recital II

Areas of Focus

Conducting, Choral & Vocal Pedagogy, Choral Literature, Concert Programming, Vocation and Advocacy

Christopher Aspaas serves as Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at TCU. Christopher received his Ph.D. in Choral Music Education at The Florida State University in Tallahassee, his M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University in East Lansing, his B.M. in Voice Performance from St. Olaf. Christopher has served on the faculties of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

At TCU, Christopher leads the Concert Chorale, TCU’s flagship mixed ensemble as well as the FrogCorps, TCU’s premier male vocal ensemble. He also teaches coursework in basic conducting, choral conducting, choral literature, advanced choral conducting and oversees the graduate choral conducting program.

His travels as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator and lecturer have taken Christopher to Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and three times to the Sultanate of Oman. He has conducted All-State Choruses in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin as well as the British Columbia and Manitoba All-Province Honour Choirs. Additionally, Christopher led the All- Northwest Mixed Choir in 2015 and ACDA Southern Division Men’s Honor Choir in 2016. Most recently, Christopher travelled to South Korea to headline the 35th Annual International Symposium on Choral Music.

Christopher has produced more than forty arrangements and compositions for mixed, men’s and women’s choirs. His works are published by Augsburg Fortress, earthsongs, Hal Leonard, and Aspen Hill Music, a publishing house Christopher co-founded with his wife Nancy in 2013. His latest commission premiered at the 2017 National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Conducted All-State Choruses and Honor Choirs in 22 States and Canada.
  • 2016 Headliner, guest conductor and guest lecturer, Korean Federation of Choral Music 33rd International Symposium, Jeju Island, South Korea.
  • Guest conductor, 2016 ACDA Southern Division Senior High Men’s Honor Choir, Chattanooga, TN.
  • Guest conductor, The American International School of Music 2015 Festival of Choirs, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Guest conductor, 2015 All-Northwest Mixed Chorus, Spokane, WA.


TCU Concert Chorale selected for performance at 2018 TMEA Conference in San Antonio.

ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, Pi Kappa Lamda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Advisory Board for Beau Chant Chorus of Faribault, MN