Christopher Owen
Associate Professor, Chair, Chorus Conductor; K-12 Music Education Advisor (vocal)
Music and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5923
Courses Taught
Chamber Singers
University Chorus
Choral Conducting
Seminar in Music Education: Clinical Field Experience
Research Interests
Choral music of Jeffrey Van; Mentoring of induction-phase music teachers; Interdisciplinary studies in K-12 education (connection between music performance and creation of visual art).

D.M.A., University of Minnesota at the Twin Cities, Conducting


Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor Christopher Owen earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting; specializing in choral, symphonic, and wind ensembles from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Owen served as interim associate director of choral activities where he directed choirs and taught in the music education department. His research interests include the choral music of Jeffrey Van, the mentoring of induction phase music teachers, and interdisciplinary studies in K-12 educational settings, specifically the connection between music performance and visual art creation.

He has conducted the Minnesota Chorale and the Minnesota Oratorio Society in concert, and has coached the professional men's vocal ensemble, CANTUS, in addition to being an active adjudicator and clinician.

Room FA 131
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5923
Office Hours
Monday and Friday: 1-2 p.m.
Tuesday: 4-6 p.m.
Main Campus