Fred Sang

Fred Sang

Fred Sang received his undergraduate and graduate training at Western Michigan University where he studied with Dr. Ellwyn Carter, Thomas Hardie and Mel Ivy. Fred retired from Portage Public Schools after thirty two years of teaching. During those thirty two years he taught in London England, Constantine, Hartford, Paw Paw and Portage Michigan. His public school choirs received consistent Superior ratings at District and State Choral Festivals. His students have recognized Mr. Sang by nominating him to Who’s Who Among America's Teachers nine times.

Since 1992 he has been involved with the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus and in 1999 was named the artistic director.  In that time the chorus went from two ensembles and 100 choristers to six choirs and over 220 singers with a staff of nine. As a result of the pandemic and lockdown, the chorus is rebuilding under new leadership.  In 2015 Mr. Sang was awarded the Community Arts Award for Arts Leadership in Kalamazoo.

Mr. Sang is an active clinician and adjudicator for Michigan School Vocal Music Association.   He served as co- manager of Michigan School Vocal Music Association District XI and Regional and State Honors Choir Coordinator. He was selected by his colleagues around the state to be the SSA Middle School State Honors Choir Director. He began a music program for the students of the Van Buren Intermediate School District’s Behavioral Education Center, a building serving children with severe emotional issues. The program provides general music to the students in that building K-12. Fred also served two terms on the board of The Kalamazoo Bach Festival.

He has been invited to conduct festival choirs throughout the state.  He is also active as a mentor for teachers. 

Fred has recently retired from the position of Chancel Choir Director for Portage Chapel Hill Church.