Dale Kruse

Dale Kruse, tenor, is currently a doctor of musical arts (voice performance) student at the University of Minnesota. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Luther College and a master of music degree from Drake University. Previously, he taught choral music at Armstrong High School and Wayzata High School and served on the voice faculty of Gustavus Adolphus College. In 2011, he joined the faculty of Augsburg College to direct the Cedar Singers men’s choir. Since 2004, he has been the music director for Minnesota Opera’s Project Opera education program, as well as for its summer camp, and the chorus master for the Opera’s children’s chorus. He is currently serving as president of the Minnesota NATS chapter. A frequent performer in the Twin Cities, he has sung with Minnesota Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Prairie Home Companion, and Lyra Concert, among others. With students, he has traveled twice to England, Scotland (American High School Theatre Festival) and Wales with music theater and opera productions.

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