Dr. Michael Fuchs

Dr. Michael Fuchs
Dr. Michael Fuchs
Michael Fuchs Dr. Michael Fuchs
Assistant Professor, Choral Activities
office. HFAC 1104
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Dr. Michael Fuchs has enjoyed an active career as a conductor, educator, and singer.   He is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he conducts the UWS Singers and Chorale in addition to teaching courses in conducting, choral methods, and ear training.  Prior to moving to the Twin Ports, Dr. Fuchs was the Director of Choral Activities at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA where he conducted the Chorale, the Collegium Vocale, and founded the Masterworks Chorus at Spivey Hall.  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.  Recent conducting performances include Beethoven’s Chorfantasie, Mozart’s Requiem, David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning composition, the little match girl passion, Offenbach’s La Périchole, and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem.  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.  Dr. Fuchs has held church music positions in Georgia, Ohio, North Dakota, Virginia, and New Jersey.  He is currently the Director of Choral Activities at First Lutheran Church in Duluth where he oversees an active and vibrant choral program. 

Dr. Fuchs has sung professionally throughout the United States.  He has performed with the Vocal Arts Ensemble, May Festival Chorus, and the Kinnara Ensemble.  He has appeared as baritone soloist with Princeton Pro Musica and the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra.  In 2018 Dr. Fuchs performed Schubert’s song cycle Die schöne Müllerin at Spivey Hall with pianist Michiko Otaki.

Active in research, Dr. Fuchs’ interests include early music performance practice, the vocal music of J.S. Bach, 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 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. 

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Fuchs, Michael
Fall Semester 2021

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Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of March 5, 2021 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2021
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSI - Music
1375MUSI 107UWS Singers
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Admission by Audition.
001 0.00 - 1.00  FA 2133 MWF 12:00PM- 12:50PM 12 of 12 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Admission by Audition.
1381MUSI 110Chorale
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
001 0.00 - 1.00  FA 2133 TTh 11:25AM- 12:50PM 35 of 35 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
1390MUSI 160Music Appreciation
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Open To All Students Except Music Majors
002 3.00  FA 2125 MWF 2:00PM- 2:50PM 45 of 45 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Open To All Students Except Music Majors
1313MUSI 271Ear Training III
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 202, 273. Prerequisite MUSI 103 and 172, 174.
001 1.00  FA 1181 MW 1:00PM- 1:50PM 14 of 14 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Concurrent enrollment in MUSI 202, 273. Prerequisite MUSI 103 and 172, 174.
1376MUSI 307UWS Singers
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Admission by Audition.
001 0.00 - 1.00  FA 2133 MWF 12:00PM- 12:50PM 8 of 8 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Admission by Audition.
1382MUSI 310Chorale
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
001 0.00 - 1.00  FA 2133 TTh 11:25AM- 12:50PM 15 of 15 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
1695MUSI 390Conducting II
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
001 1.00  FA 2133  ARR 4 of 4 open
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021