This summer’s DMMD Institute in Cincinnati will be led by Dr. Robert Jones, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Dayton. Participants will leave with many ideas and inspiration which will enhance their work with choirs and as leaders in music ministry. His topics will include choral warm-ups, voicing the choir, score preparation, rehearsal techniques, conducting analysis, and care and feeding of the choir and its director. Some materials will be available to download, and information on how to acquire anthem scores will be sent to those who register for the Institute.
Dr. Robert Jones directs the University Chorale and Choral Union at the University of Dayton. In addition to concerts on and off campus, the University Chorale has enjoyed collaborations with many professional orchestras in the US and Europe. His choirs have sung for the Ohio Music Education Association and the ACDA Central Division Professional Conference. Tours abroad include England, Scotland, Paris, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, and Italy.
In addition to conducting, Dr. Jones teaches Choral Methods, Choral Conducting, and supervises Remedy and Audio Pilots, two award-winning student a cappella groups. He has served as an adjudicator, guest conductor, soloist and clinician in the East and Midwest regions.
For eleven seasons, Dr. Jones conducted MUSICA!, a professional choral ensemble known for its performance excellence. Dr. Jones served as Minister of Music at Grace United Methodist Church in Dayton, OH for 11 years.
Dr. Jones is a published author with articles and music reviews in School, Musician, and Director, the American Choral Directors’ Journal, the Catholic Music Educator, the Chorus America Voice!, and others. He is currently the ACDA Central Division College Repertory and Standards Chair and has served as Chair of the Ohio Model Mentorship Program, assisting first-year Ohio choral educators through the Ohio Choral Directors Association.
DMMD Annual Members’ Meeting
Tuesday, July 11 – 12noon - 1:15pm – Millennium Hotel (MI): Grand Ballroom B
Learn about issues affecting members and upcoming programming, meet your DMMD board members and network with fellow members over a complementary lunch provided by Corporate Travel Service. For DMMD Members and those interested in membership.
Thursday, July 13 – 5:30pm - 7:30pm – Hilton Hall of Mirrors
Enjoy the company of your fellow DMMD members at this reception with great food and beverages provided complements of Peter’s Way Tours. The Social is a great way (re)-connect with fellow DMMD members in a relaxed, convivial setting. A must-do for every DMMD member! For current and provisional DMMD Members only.