Ken Nafziger, artistic director and conductor, is professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Oregon, and was a post-doctoral conducting student with Helmuth Rilling in Stuttgart, Germany. He holds a B.A. in music from Goshen College. At EMU his teaching responsibilities include the EMU Chamber Singers, courses in conducting, and the honors program. Mr. Nafziger is also music director and conductor of the chamber choir Winchester (Va.) Musica Viva.
Nafziger’s professional work has taken him to many places throughout the U.S., Canada, and Cuba as a conductor, teacher, and workshop leader.
Active also in church musical circles, Mr. Nafziger was music editor of Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992), and editor of its Accompaniment Handbook(1993). He was a member of the committee that published Sing the Journey (2005) and Sing the Story (2007), and produced four CD recordings of hymns from those collections. He co-authored with Marlene Kropf Singing: a Mennonite Voice.