Corb Felgenhour, Conductor/Artistic Director
Corb H. Felgenhour was born in 1972 near Chicago and grew up in Woodstock, Illinois. He studied composition, voice, and conducting while receiving his Bachelor of Music Composition at Eastern Illinois University and his Masters in Music Composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Felgenhour studied under James F. Hopkins, Donald Crockett, Frederick Lesemann and under Steven Hartke, Morten Lauridsen and Frank Ticheli. He also studied voice under noted vocalists Jonathan Mack and Kay Sparling.
Felgenhour’s multifarious works run the gamut from children’s music to sacred arrangements, to choir and orchestral scores. In his early years as a musician he co-founded Stretch, a men’s a capella group, that toured the Midwest and East Coast in the early to mid 1990s. In 2003, his orchestral work “Running” was selected for performance in the prestigious New Music for Orchestra Concert by the USC Symphony. His latest orchestral piece, “Praying Mantis”, was premiered in Elyria, Ohio in February of 2009. In the spring of 2006 Felgenhour was commissioned by Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, along with friend and colleague, Stephen P. Johnson, to compose an orchestral and choral underscore for the exhibit of The Crucifixion, the largest canvas painting in the world. Felgenhour’s piece was recorded at 20th Century Fox Studios and premiered live at the Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection on Good Friday of 2006 for the exhibit’s 50th anniversary, and now plays daily at the museum.
Felgenhour has conducted his own compositions as well as works by various composers, most notably John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, Handel, Robert Shaw, Palestrina, Robert Sterling, Moses Hogan, Bach, Haydn, William Byrd, Randal Thompson, Vivaldi, and others. He is a member of the Society of Composers, American Music Center, and BMI. He is a contributing arranger and orchestrator for Sovereign Grace Music and Praisecharts.com.
Felgenhour currently serves as the Pastor of Worship Ministries at South Church in Lansing, Michigan where he attends with his wife, Carol, and three children.