Ahmed Fernando Anzaldua is a Mexican-Egyptian conductor and pianist who enjoys championing the works of new composers and exploring his unique combined musical heritage. He is Director of Music Ministries at Unity Church - Unitarian in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ahmed is founder and artistic director of Border CrosSing, a professional chamber choral ensemble based in the Twin Cities known for adventurous, socially-relevant programming and for their engagement with Latinx communities, repertoire, and artists. He is also a co-editor of the Justice Choir Songbook. Ahmed holds Masters degrees in Piano Performance and Choral Conducting from Western Michigan University, and completed a three-year postgraduate fellowship in Piano Performance at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid, Spain. He received a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Minnesota, under the mentorship of Kathy Romey. Ahmed currently serves ACDA-MN as Repertoire & Resources Committee Chair of Ethnic Music.