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Dr. Jefferey L. AmesDr. Jeffery L. Ames

Conductor, 2024, 2022, 2016 and 2012 High School Honors Concert Choir (Carnegie Hall); 2023 and 2014 Middle School Honors Junior Choir (Carnegie Hall); 2022 High School Honors Choir (Musikverein); 2020 Young Adult Honors Choir (Carnegie Hall); 2017 High School Honors Choir (Sydney Opera House)

Dr. Jeffery L. Ames is a distinguished conductor, composer, and educator currently serving as Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Belmont University. Prior appointments include Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University. Professor Ames holds a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Choral Music Education and a Master of Choral Music Education degree from Florida State University, as well as degrees from James Madison University. A highly-sought and experienced choral clinician, Dr. Ames is frequently asked to lead selective ensembles, including the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall and high school mixed and male choirs at the state conventions of both the ACDA and NAfME. He has performed and guest conducted internationally in many countries, including Italy, Germany, and Costa Rica. He holds the honor of being the first recipient of the National ACDA James Mulholland Choral Music Fellowship, as well as being the first African American to represent the U.S. in the ACDA International Conductor Exchange Program. With a reputation as a distinguished and well-respected composer and arranger, Dr. Ames’ music has been premiered by the National ACDA Conferences in Los Angeles and Miami, amongst others.

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