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About Our Director


Eric Dale Knapp, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Connecticut Choral Society since 2007, is a dynamic conductor whose commitment and energy empower the musicians he leads to give performances that stir the souls of his audiences. Maestro Knapp’s mastery of the repertoire spans the full spectrum, from fresh yet authentic interpretations of traditional works to visionary performances of multimedia works of the new millennium. A versatile musical leader, equally adept with classics and pops, Knapp’s finely honed ability to communicate through both gesture and speech place him at the forefront of the rising conductors of his generation.

Mr. Knapp has enjoyed success in music education at all levels: church music, collegiate teaching, and with professional choral and orchestral organizations. He has conducted at distinctive concert halls worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Beacon Theatre, and Lincoln Center (New York), the Sydney Opera House, Shanghai’s Oriental Arts Center, The Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles), Dvorák Hall (Prague), Vienna’s famed Musikverein, and Southwark Cathedral and Codagon Hall in London. Mr. Knapp is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the New Jersey Choral Society and Orchestra, which he has led to critical acclaim both in the United States and abroad. Mr. Knapp is the founder and Music Director of Orchestra de Camerata at the Salisbury House in Des Moines, Iowa where he also serves as Artistic Director of Chamber Music. For 13 years he served as Music Director and Senior Organist at Faith Lutheran Church in Des Moines, IA. He was appointed Principal Conductor of the True North Symphony Orchestra and the New American Chorus; and was Artistic Director of the Normandy Festival 2014.

Mr. Knapp is based in New York City and is represented by Wade Artist Management - NY, NY.