Sean Vogt is appointed director of choral activities for Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, and conductor of the Spivey Hall Masterworks Chorus. He is also appointed director of music for Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, Sandy Springs, Georgia, leading a comprehensive music program, multiple staff, and serving as principal organist and conductor. Vogt holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
He has most recently served as choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota. With twenty years of orchestral conducting experience, he also served as artistic director and principal conductor of the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra. Vogt has also prepared choirs for orchestral performances with several national and international conductors.
Prior to his appointments in Minnesota, Vogt was director of choral activities and department chair at Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota. Here the choral program grew from 7% to 20% campus-wide, received multiple orchestral invitations, and was a national semi-finalist for the American Prize in Music. As an administrator, he grew scholarships in quantity and dollars and was regularly sent by the office of advancement for fundraising. He also has ten years of administrative and artistic experience with non-profit/501(c)(3) organizations.
As an organist, Vogt has performed at national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, National Collegiate Choral Organization, American Choral Directors Association, as well as solo performances at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., St. Philip’s Cathedral, Atlanta, Georgia, and several other national and international venues. He works regionally and nationally as a collaborative keyboardist. For more information: www.seanfvogt.com.