Conducting Fellow

Kirby Stalley grew up in Vernon, CT and is a Rockville High School alum. His love of and involvement in music began at a very young age singing with the Connecticut Children’s Chorus and conducting the choir from the pews of the church he attended. He sang throughout his high school years and attended many Vernon Chorale concerts. Kirby attended Luther College in Decorah, IA, where he studied music and sang in their flagship choir, The Nordic Choir. While there, Kirby worked closely with world-renowned conductors including Dr. Allen Hightower, Dr. Andrew Last, Dr. Jeffrey Douma, Dr. Ann Howard Jones, and Dr. Kenneth Fulton. During his time in the Connecticut Children’s Chorus and at Luther, Kirby toured throughout the United States and Europe. He also led a student-run a cappella chamber choir, Jubilus. In the summer of 2016, he founded and directed the choral ensemble, Vox Popluli, to perform a benefit concert for The Hockanum Valley Community Council. He has directed many church choirs in his young career including the choir of First Lutheran Church in Ellington, CT, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, MN, and as a guest conductor at South United Methodist Church in Manchester, CT. He is now the Director of Music at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough, MA, and teaches private voice and piano lessons at Summit Studios in Manchester, CT. Kirby is excited to work with both The Vernon Chorale and Ehren to hone his skills in the art of conducting, an art form he has loved since a young age, and create great music with and for the community that is close to his heart.