The Miami University Men’s Glee Club has been under the direction of various directors since our inception in 1907. Below you will find info about our current musical director and accompanist.
Dr. Jeremy Jones, Assistant Professor of Music at Miami University, conducts the Collegiate Chorale and Men’s Glee Club, teaches choral music courses, and supervises student teachers. He has conducted concerts throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Belgium, England, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Wales, and China. Most recently in May 2014, he led the Men’s Glee Club in an international choral competition in Luxembourg and received the First Grand Prize. He has conducted the Men’s Glee Club at the 2014 American Choral Directors Association Central Division Conference, as well as at the 2012 and 2014 the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses (IMC) National Conferences. In 2012, he conducted the Collegiate Chorale at the Lotus World Music Festival.
Dr. Jones is an active guest conductor and clinician and serves on the Ohio Choral Directors Association board as the Youth and Student Activities R & S Chair and the IMC National Board of Directors. He also serves ACDA as the Central Division representative for the International Conductors Exchange Program. In July 2014, he represented ACDA as a conductor in the International Conductors Exchange Program in Beijing, China, where he conducted a children’s, youth, and ladies choir in concert at the Forbidden City Concert Hall.
Prior to his appointment at Miami, he served as conductor of the Men’s Chorus at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music while completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. His research on collegiate male glee clubs led to publication in the Choral Journal, the Research Memorandum Series, a presentation at the 2008 Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses National Seminar, as well as an entry in the Encyclopedia of American Music and Culture. In addition to the DMA degree in conducting from CCM, Dr. Jones holds the MM degree in choral conducting from East Carolina University, and the BM degree in vocal music education from Middle Tennessee State University.
Jon Sanford is an Adjunct Professor of Music and Staff Accompanist at Miami University, where he received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. He began accompanying the Men’s Glee Club as a graduate student in 2012, performing with the group at its Carnegie Hall appearance. He has performed with other choral groups at Miami, including the Chamber Singers and Choraliers. He regularly collaborates with vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles from the Greater Cincinnati area. With these groups, he has toured in nine countries among North America, South America, and Europe. Jon’s teaching responsibilities at Miami include Sight-Singing/Dictation and Functional Piano classes.
Jon is also active as a pianist and teacher outside of the university. He adjudicates for local festivals and competitions and serves as a member of the Oxford Music Teachers Forum as well as the Music Teachers National Association. As a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Jon is a sought-after piano teacher giving lessons to nearly fifty private students each week. Additionally, he leads his own choir as the Music Director at Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church.
For more info about our past directors and history of our musical direction, please visit our history website here.