Belmont University School of Music
Fall Choral Festival
A fall tradition at Belmont University, the Fall Choral Festival will feature the Oratorio Chorus, the University Symphony Orchestra, the Belmont University Chorale, and local high school choirs.
Conductor: Jeffery Ames, Ph.D.
Jeffery L. Ames serves as Director of Choral Activities at Belmont University. His prior appointments include Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University and Choral Director at Edgewater High School and Lincoln High School in Florida. As a choral clinician, Dr. Ames has conducted senior and junior high school mixed and male choirs at the state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educator’s National Conference, including the inaugural Florida Male All-State Chorus, and at Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Choir. He has performed and guest conducted internationally in the countries of Italy and Costa Rica. With a growing reputation as a distinguished and well-respected composer and arranger, Dr. Ames’ music has been premiered by the Florida Music Educators Association, the Florida American Choral Directors Association, the Southern Division of ACDA, the National ACDA Conferences in Los Angeles and Miami, and most recently heard on 2009 Christmas at Belmont, which aired on National Public Television. His compositions and arrangements are published by Colla Voce Music, Earthsongs, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and Walton Music Corporation.
For more information about the Fall Choral Institute please contact the School of Music at (615) 460-6408.