faculty

Michael Shasberger, D.M.A.

Adams Professor of Music and Worship
(805) 565-6842

Office Location

Music Building 201

Office Available

By appointment

Specialization(s)

Conducting, Church Music, Opera and Literature
 

Biography/Details

Dr. Michael Shasberger conducts the Westmont College Choir and Orchestra, teaches private voice lessons, works with the campus pastor, and develops artistic collaborations with the Santa Barbara arts community. He also conducts the Santa Barbara Chamber Singers, is a guest conductor for the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and director emeritus of the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra of Denver and sings with the based Vocal Scholars in Santa Barbara. He is active as a conductor, educator, composer and singer and has considerable experience as a performer in professional opera, oratorio and musical theater. He has presented papers at state, regional and national conferences. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music from St. Olaf College, his master’s degree from Redlands University, and his doctorate from the University of Southern California