Ethan Sperry named Endowed Professor at Portland State University

USC Thornton Choral & Sacred Music alumnus Ethan Sperry (MM ’98, DMA ’00, choral music) has been named an endowed professor at Portland State University (PSU). He is the first to receive the professorship position, formally titled the “Barre Stoll Director of Choral Activities.” Under his direction, the university’s choirs have won multiple awards and released two acclaimed recordings.

Barre and Bob Stoll, PSU alumni and the donors behind the new position, described Sperry as “remarkable,” stating that “the choir is a shining gem in the PSU jewelry box.”

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