Gerald Fercho

Education

M.A.,  California State University, Long Beach

B.Ed., University of Calgary

B.A., Warner Pacific College

 

Biography

Gerald comes to ACU as assistant professor of Music and Chair for the Department of Music.  He brings a wealth of music performance, recording and production, and practical worship experience to the University.  Before coming to ACU Gerald was on staff as Worship Leader for over 20 year at a local Valley church.  Furthermore, he owns and operates a recording studio that has recorded Local and National Artists since the 90’s.  In addition to Chair and Teaching duties at the University, he continues to stay involved in recording projects and church music leadership.  Currently, Gerald is the Music Director for the Saturday service at Scottsdale Bible Church.

Gerald holds Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Theory and Composition and Music Education.  His graduate degree is a Master of Arts Degree with focus in Choral Composition under the instruction of Frank Pooler.  He completed his Doctoral course work at the University of Southern California with emphasis in Church Music, Choral Music, Conducting, Music History, and Music Education.

Gerald is married to an exceptional woman named Twila.  She is a wonderful loving person that works with Special Needs Children as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the Washington School District.  They share a love for music, mountain hiking, reading, and traveling.

Gerald has a sensitive heart for God and His Kingdom. His genuine approach to life brings sincere and authentic relationships with friends, peers, and students.  Staying fresh and forward thinking with worship and artistic expressions is a fundamental motivation for Gerald’s approach to life: “God is a creative God and we should indulge in His example.”
Scholarship

Publications
Three Brahms Art Songs – SATB.  Arrangement.  Plymouth Music Co., Inc. (1988)
Praise the Name. Composition.  Cornerstone Music Co. (1987)
Worthy Is the Lamb.  Arrangement.  Cornerstone Music Co. (1987)
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty!. Arrangement. Cornerstone Music Co., (1985)

Recordings
Stronger, Tiffany Watkins, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2014)
Broken Blessings, Charles Cornner, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2011)
A Life That Was Changed, Jim Anderson, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2011)
Metamorphosis, Adriane Blanco, Mix Engineer, Musician (2010)
Doulos, Brad Eberly, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2009)
Where You Stand, Aaron Shackleton, Mix Engineer, Musician (2009)
Canyon, Justin Gramm, Mix Engineer, Musician (2008)
The Faith of Friends,  Dave Sandidge, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2008)
Be Honest, Brad Eberly, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2007)
Reflect, Robin Davis, Mix Engineer, Musician (2007)
Better Than Yesterday, Nicki Park, Mix Engineer, Musician (2007)
For All to See, Jason Holladay, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2007)
Give Me Words, Tim Juillet, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2007)
Adriane Blanco,  Adriane Blanco, Producer, Mix Engineer, Musician (2006)

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