Misty L. Dupuis fell in love with choral music, choral ensembles, and instrumental ensembles while in high school. She is an active composer, conductor, and vocalist working in the Denver, Colorado area. She believes there is something unique & dynamic about people coming together to create music.
Misty is both the founder and artistic director for La Musica di Donne Chamber Choir, a choir dedicated to the performance, preservation, and promotion of the compositional works of women. She is also the choir director for Cameron United Methodist Church and has conducted community choirs around the Denver metropolitan area.
Misty writes and maintains an active “Women in Music” blog where she discusses issues related to gender issues in classical music and promotes the work of women musicians. She has a small, private voice studio and has done vocal coaching with musical theatre students.
Misty earned her master of music degree in choral conducting at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied conducting with Dr. Gregory Gentry and Dr. Elizabeth Swanson. In her first year, she was an assistant conductor with the Women's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Andrea Ramsey. During the second year, she was the co-conductor of the Madrigals Singers and the assistant conductor of the Collegiate Chorale and the University Choir. She was also the TA for choral conducting. Misty's thesis focused on women composers of 20th century choral music.
Misty earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a minor in Geography and her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Metropolitan State University of Denver graduating summa cum laude. While at MSU Denver, she had the privilege of studying classical voice with Professor Gene Roberts, composition with Dr. Fred Hess, and conducting with Professor MB Krueger and Dr. Brandon Matthews.
Misty is thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate in master classes with Dr. Brad Holmes of Millikin University and Dr. James Jordan of Westminster Choir College. In 2015, Misty earned the 2015 Christopher Priolo Scholarship for Composition. She originally attended the University of Arkansas on a voice performance scholarship. She has also sung with MSU Denver's Chorale, Women's Chamber Choir, Women's Choir, and Early Music Ensemble and was the school's 2015 intern with the professional choral ensemble St. Martin's Chamber Choir. Misty also participated in the school's Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Sinfonietta.
Misty has a deep love of choral music and tries to always sing in at least one ensemble. She has sung locally with the First Universalist Singers and Chamber Choir, the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Choir, St. Martin's Festival Singers, the Denver Pro Chorale, and the Colorado Symphony Chorus. She is currently enjoying singing in her third season with the Voices of Light Chamber Choir.