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Jeff Wilson

Jeff Wilson

Music Department Chair, Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

Year Started at GC: 1996
Phone: 618.664.6561
Email: jeff.wilson@greenville.edu
Office Hours:

See office door.

Areas of Responsibility:

Oversight of the Department of Music; Directing Choral Activities; Teaching Voice, Conducting, Choral Rehearsal Techniques, GC Choir, Chamber Singers, and Choral Union

Education:

D.M.A. in Choral Conducting & Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.M. in Choral Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.MUS. in Piano, Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)

Publications and Presentations

Guest Conductor - American Kantorei (St. Louis, MO - April 2014;  Kingsbury Ensemble (St. Louis, MO - April 2013; Illinois Music Educators Association - Various District High School Chorus Festivals

Professional Affiliations

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Illinois Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA)

About Jeff Wilson

I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, bicycling, hiking, and camping. I love J.S. Bach, worship music, number games, different languages and good food!

What's your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

I love the various music-making, teaching and mentoring opportunities that I have with students from nearly every discipline at GC. I work with three choirs on a regular basis, and enjoy learning, teaching and performing in a variety of choral and instrumental musical styles both on and off campus. Our College Choir and Chamber Singers tour each year, both inside the US and overseas. I also teach voice, conducting, choral techniques and worship arts classes. These interactions with students (oftentimes from their freshmen through their senior years) allow me to assist them develop as young men and women of faith during a critical time in their lives. Watching them graduate from GC and go on to graduate schools, careers and oftentimes unique ministries around the world never ceases to amaze me. I regard working at Greenville College as a high calling and a unique privilege.

What attracted you to the Music Department, and how do you use it outside of the classroom?

My music instructors asked me to accompany choirs at both church and school, and at age 13 I became the church organist and adult choir accompanist. I also played sports throughout my high school years, but when I attended college I decided to try music as a major. After experimenting with several areas of study (i.e. organ, voice, piano, composition and accompanying) I eventually discovered that I particularly enjoyed conducting choirs since it allowed me to pursue my diverse musical interests while working with groups of people.
In addition to having served as a musician and worship leader in a local church during most of my lifetime, I enjoy teaching voice, organ and piano lessons to community members of various ages. I have been asked to be a guest conductor, teacher, vocalist and accompanist for music festivals and conferences in the US. I've also been blessed to travel in Europe on a number of music and missions trips.

 

 

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