Dr. Dimitri Shapovalov, Music Director
As Director of Music, Dimitri works with the Co-Pastors, the rest of the music staff and the lay leadership of the church to organize and supervise the music program of the church.
By day, Dimitri is a professor at Carthage College, where he is a choir director, scholar, pianist, composer and educator. He teaches music history, aural skills, and musicology-related topics.
His professional interests include musicology, piano performance and composition.
As a musicologist, he is a published author and translator on topics connected with Russian culture at the turn of the 20th century. His choral compositions have received premieres from the Carthage Chapel Choir, the Cornell University Chorus, the Northwestern Women’s Chorus, and the Sapphire Consort Group in Minneapolis, Minn. He formerly led the Kenosha Choral Arts Society.
Dimitri earned his Ph.D and M.A. from Cornell University, and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota. He joined the Carthage music faculty in 2005.