Dean, College of Fine Arts
Professor, College of Fine Arts
Departments: College of Fine Arts and School of Music and Theatre
Office: Mensing Hall #102
- M.M. Choral Conducting (University of Minnesota, 1985)
- B.A. Vocal Performance (West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1976)
- At NCU since 1981
- Music Pastor (5 years)
- Associate Conductor, Dale Warland Singers
- Lifetime member, American Choral Directors Association
- Music Director, Minnesota District of the Assemblies of God
- Frequent Guest Conductor for high school choral festivals and church workshops; recently conducted Minnesota All State Mixed Choir
- Recordings: Worship Live, “Worship Live”; Worship Live, “Come Now Your Kingdom”; Worship Live, “Move On Me”; Worship Live, “Make Me New”; Worship Live, “Reign In Me”; NCU Chorale, “Live Performance”
- Licensed minister of the Assemblies of God (1979)
- Larry Bach, in his thirtieth year at North Central University, currently serves as the Artistic Director for the University. Under his vision and leadership, the Fine Arts department has grown from 30 to 200 students. Bach conducts the Chorale, the University’s premiere choir, and teaches conducting classes. The Chorale has completed 15 overseas tours, performed multiple times for the American Choral Association and has performed at Carnegie Hall.
Bach received his Vocal Performance Degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, and a M.M. in Conducting from the University of Minnesota. Bach is also a doctoral candidate (abd) in Conducting at the University of Iowa. He also studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
- Bach has had a 20 year association with the Dale Warland Singers, a Minneapolis based professional choir, which has been acclaimed both nationally and internationally. During his tenure with this group, Bach served as an assistant conductor, singer and tenor section leader. Bach has also sung under the prominent conductors Helmuth Rillig, Eric Erickson, and Robert Shaw. Bach has traveled extensively throughout the United States as a clinician and guest conductor for churches, schools, and professional organizations. During the 2004-2005 season, Bach was named the All State Choir Director for Minnesota from the Minnesota Music Educators’ Association (MMEA).
- Other awards and honors that Bach has received are: “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities,” “Who’s Who in the Arts,” and “International Distinguished Young Leadership Award,” and “Teacher of the Year 2005” by the Assemblies of God Commission on Higher Education.