Enriching the cultural landscape through a commitment to choral excellence.
Founded in 1980 under the name of the F-M Chamber Chorale, The Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists (FMCA) performs choral music of all artistic styles and musical periods. This auditioned ensemble represents a diverse range of ages, professions, and walks of life and is dedicated to enriching and enhancing artistic communities within Minnesota and North Dakota.
FMCA rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings from September to April. The choir presents three subscription concerts and an annual benefit concert. In addition to these concerts, FMCA regularly collaborates with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, providing our singers the opportunity to perform major choral and orchestral repertoire.
As a border choir, FMCA has been featured on both sides of the Red River at the Minnesota Music Educators Convention, the Convention of the North Dakota Music Educators, and the Region V Convention of the American Guild of Organists. In 2016, The Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists was named the 2016 Arts Organization of the Year by The Arts Partnership.
FMCA enriches the cultural landscape of our communities through a commitment to excellence in choral artistry and programming.
FMCA aspires to be recognized as an artistic treasure in a region that appreciates the unique power of the arts.
Dr. Michael Culloton is the sixth artistic director and conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists, which has also been led by Mary Kay Geston, Alice Fasman, Jo Ann Miller, Mark Ring, and Paul Nesheim. Guest conductors have included René Clausen, Michael Weber, Charlette Moe, Virginia Sublett, and Hilary Apfelstadt.
Dr. Culloton is an associate professor of music at Concordia College, where he is the director of choral activities, conductor of The Concordia Choir, and the Paul J. and Eleanor Christiansen Chair of Choral Music. Dr. Culloton teaches vocal music education and church music courses, serves as campus supervisor for student teachers, and advises the student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He also conducts the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir, a summer program of Concordia College, and the Trinity Lutheran Church Cathedral Choir. He lives in Moorhead with his wife, Brynn, and their daughters, Eleanor and Miriam.