Kenneth Ferris received his music degrees and training from Western Connecticut University, University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford Hartt College.
He taught for the Bristol School system for 37 years, serving for twenty years as music department chairman. His choirs have performed for President Carter and Pope John Paul. He has directed over 450 performances with his madrigals, show choirs and concert choirs.
Ken's school choirs have performed in most of the Eastern United States and in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. As director of the St. Ann Church Choir, Ken and the choir traveled in 1999 to Rome for a Papal performance.
Ken has produced and directed numerous musicals staged at community venues. As artistic director of the Bristol Choral Society, Ken and the ensemble traveled to Bermuda for a 5-day concert tour in 2008. Recently, the Bristol Choral Society traveled to the Caribbean for their concertizing.
As a vocalist, Ken is in constant demand and has performed many solo concerts for organizations in the community and state. Ken continues to coach and teach private vocal students. He lives with his wife Marylou in Burlington.