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Dr. Michael Fuchs

Director of Choral Activities
Clayton State University

Music Education Building 156
678-466-4757 (voice)
678-466-4769 (fax)


Office Hours


Spring 2018 Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday: 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.; 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Other times by appointment



Michael Fuchs



Michael Fuchs has enjoyed an active career as a conductor, educator, and singer.He is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA where he conducts the Chorale, the Collegium Vocale, and the Masterworks Chorus at Spivey Hall.In addition, Dr. Fuchs teaches courses in conducting, choral methods, aural skills, and music history. He is also the Director of Music Ministries at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church in downtown Atlanta.

Choirs under Dr. Fuchs’ direction have performed across the United States and internationally while receiving numerous honors and awards. He has prepared choruses for performances with Joe Miller, Annunziata Tomaro, Mark Gibson, and Joseph Flummerfelt. Previous professional positions include Artistic Director of Musica, the premier chamber choir of Dayton, OH, and the Founder and Artistic Director of the Westminster Bach Consort.

Active in research, Dr. Fuchs’ interests include early music performance practice and vocal pedagogy for the choral rehearsal.His doctoral dissertation was a choral application of vocal pedagogical principles titled A Conductor’s Guide to the Incorporation of ‘Bel Canto’ Methodology in the Choral Rehearsal.He has shared his research at regional and national conferences including a presentation for the National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conference on the cori spezzati compositions of Giovanni Gabrieli.

Dr. Fuchs has sung professionally throughout the United States.He has performed with the Vocal Arts Ensemble and May Festival Chorus, both from Cincinnati, OH.He has appeared as baritone soloist with Princeton Pro Musica and the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra.This spring, Dr. Fuchs perform Schubert’s song cycle Die schöne Müllerin at Spivey Hall with pianist Michiko Otaki.

Dr. Fuchs holds degrees in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey as well as a degree in Music Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He has studied conducting with René Clausen, Joe Miller, James Jordan, Andrew Megill, Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, and Mark Gibson.


Performance Schedule


Friday, January 19, 7:00 PM - Kinnara Ensemble - St. Benedict Catholic Church; John's Creek, GA (Chorister)

Saturday, January 20, 7:00 PM - Kinnara Ensemble - Grace Episcopal Church; Gainesville, GA (Chorister)

Sunday, January 21, 4:00 PM - Kinnara Ensemble - Athens First United Methodist Church; Athens, GA (Chorister)

Monday, January 22, 7:00 PM - Rising Starr Middle School Chorus - First Presbyterian Church; Peachtree City (Baritone Soloist)

Saturday, January 27, 9:30 AM - Rising Starr Middle School Chorus - GMEA Convention; Athens, GA (Baritone Soloist)

Thursday, February 8th; 7:00 PM - Clayton State University High School Choral Festival; Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA (Conductor)

Sunday, February 18th; 3:00 PM - Robert White, Lamentations of Jeremiah; Clayton State University Collegium Vocale; St. Phillips Cathedral; Atlanta, GA (Director)

Friday, March 23rd; 7:30 PM - Jacques Offenbach, La Périchole; Clayton State University Chorale and Music Drama (Conductor)

Saturday, March 24th; 7:30 PM - Jacques Offenbach, La Périchole; Clayton State University Chorale and Music Drama (Conductor)

Friday, April 6th - Fiestaval Choral Festivals (Adjudicator)

Sunday, April 8th; 3:00 PM - Franz Schubert, Die schöne Müllerin; Michael Fuchs, baritone and Michiko Otaki, piano

Friday, April 20th - Fiestaval Choral Festivals (Adjudicator)

Sunday, April 29th - 3:00 PM - Johannes Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem; Clayton State University Chorale, Masterworks Chorus at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University Orchestra, and the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra (Conductor)