Dr. Fritz Mountford is Director of The Hastings College Choir.
After graduating from Hastings College, he taught public school music, speech and theatre in Nebraska; toured America as a professional singer and choral director with Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians; and was a vocal coach and consultant for the Walt Disney Company's Florida and California theme parks. Dr. Mountford earned degrees in Music Education from Hastings College, and in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
He returned to Hastings College from Indiana, where, on the graduate faculty of Ball State University, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in choral music and entertainment arts, and served as producer/director of the critically acclaimed Ball State University Singers, "America's Number One Collegiate Entertainment Organization."
For many years at Hastings College, Dr. Mountford taught courses in conducting, choral arranging, choral music education and entertainment arts. He continues to serve as a mentor for students, as well as Hastings College graduates and colleagues around the country. Each year as co-founder of the High School Choral Leadership Workshops, he chairs the Nebraska High School Honor Choir.