- The Big Summer Sing!: 7/16/2013 at the Peace Lutheran Church 941 West Bedford-Euless Rd. Hurst, TX
- How The West Was Once: 10/13/2013 at the TBD
- How The West Was Once: 10/14/2013 at the TBD
- How The West Was Once - Schola's Annual Fundraiser/Dinner/Show: 10/26/2013 at the The Grand Hall at NRH Centre 6000 Hawk Avenue
Help keep the Schola sound reaching a new generation of choral music lovers!
Dr. Jerry McCoy
Music Director and Conductor
Dr. Jerry McCoy is in his third season as Music Director of Schola Cantorum of Texas, one of the foremost volunteer choruses in Texas. He is also Director of Choral Studies and Professor of Music at the University of North Texas, the nation’s largest college of music, where he conducts the A Cappella Choir, the North Texas Chamber Choir and the Grand Chorus, teaches graduate choral conducting and advanced choral techniques, and guides the choral studies program consisting of nine performance choirs. He is national president of the American Choral Directors Association, a member of the INTERKULTUR advisory board, and a member of the editorial board of the Choral Scholar. For six years he was founder/music director of the Texas Choral Artist, a professional chamber choir based in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. McCoy has been a guest conductor for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the New England Symphonic Ensemble, the Texas Camerata, the renowned Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Incheon City Chorale (South Korea’s foremost professional choir), the Daegu (Korea) City Choir, the Wichita (Kansas) Chamber Chorale, and the Wichita Falls (Texas) Symphony Orchestra. He sang and recorded with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in New York City and throughout southern France, and with the Banff (Canada) Festival Chamber Choir led by distinguished Swedish conductor Eric Ericson. His Choirs have given concerts with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Abilene Symphony Orchestra, the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, the Schola Cantorum Festival Orchestra, and numerous university orchestras.
Dr. McCoy is one of America’s most well-respected choral conductors, having conducted all-state, regional, festival and performance clinics in thirty-six states across the nation. He has served as guest clinician/conductor in Austria, China, England, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and Venezuela. Guest engagements for 2009-2011 include appearances in China (Shaoxing and Beijing), South Korea (Bushong and Incheon), Taiwan (Taipei, Jung-Li and Tou-Fen), Colorado, Kansas, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Distinguished appearances by his choirs include refereed performances for the national conventions of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (2008); the American Choral Directors Association (2005, 1999, 1997); the Association of British Choral Directors (2000); and MENC (1992). In 2004 he led a session for TCDA with the Texas Choral Artists concerning music of South America. Since coming to UNT, his A Cappella choir has twice been honored with invitations to sing for TMEA (2004 and 2010). Dr. McCoy’s choirs have toured Europe three times, giving concerts at the Salzburger Dom, St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Dublin), St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral (London), Chester Cathedral (Chester) and St. Nicolas Church (Prague). His commercial recordings include releases by Klavier Records and GIA Music Publications.