Armstrong, Anton (Eugene)
- Greg A. Handel
(b West Hempstead, NY, April 26, 1956). American music educator, choral arranger, editor, and conductor. He was a member of the American Boychoir (1969–71), and received degrees from St Olaf College (BM 1978), the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (MM 1980), and Michigan State University (DMA 1987). He was on the summer faculty of the American Boychoir School and now serves on the Board of Trustees. He taught at Calvin College (1980–90) before becoming the fourth conductor of the St Olaf Choir and the Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdal Endowed Professor of Music (1990–). Armstrong is the editor for Earthsongs publications and co-editor of the St. Olaf Choir Series. He chronicled the history of the St Olaf Choir in his doctoral dissertation. He is featured on an instructional video for adolescent singers, Body, Mind, Spirit, Voice (2002), and is a contributing author for Teaching Music through Performance in Choir (2005) and the founding conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy (1998). He received the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching from Baylor University (2006), and is recognized for his expertise in the area of youth and children’s choral music.
- J.M. Shaw: The St. Olaf Choir: a Narrative (Northfield, MN, 1997)