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Dr. Jerry McCoy
Music Director and Conductor
Jerry McCoy is in his eighth season as Artistic Director/Conductor of Schola Cantorum of Texas. A 2013 winner of the of the Texas Choral Directors Association’s prestigious Choirmaster Award, he is Regents Professor of Music Emeritus for the University of North Texas (UBN), where between 2000 and 2015 he conducted the internationally renowned UNT A Cappella Choir and served as Director of Choral Studies, leading one of America’s foremost choral studies and performance programs. In addition, from 2007 to 2015 he was a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Executive Committee, serving as the organizations national president from 2009 to 2011.
He has served as guest conductor/clinician in thirty-nine US states, in addition to serving in guest roles in Austria, China, Cuba, Great Britain, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and Venezuela. Dr. McCoy’s choirs have sung refereed performances on the programs of four national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association. In addition, his choirs have also been featured on the programs of the 9th Taipei (Taiwan) International Choral Festival and the 2nd Daejeon (Korea) International Choral Festival. In 2011 he served as headliner for the Korean Federation for Choral Music national conference in Gyeongiu, South Korea.
In addition to his ACDA performances, his choirs have given vetted performances, on the national conferences of the Association of British Choral Directors, the Music Educators National Conference, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the Organization of American Kodaly Educators. Guest engagements for 2015-2016 include appearances in Canada, Guam, Alabama, Arkansas, New Jersey, New York, South Dakota, and Texas, including a week long Artist Residency at Westminster Choir College. His commercial recordings include releases by Klavier Records and GIA Music Publications, as well as the premiere recording of Jake Heggie’s Ahab Symphony, released in the fall of 2014 on CD Baby.