Jeffery Redding, Director of Choral Activities at West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida, has led his choirs in performances at State, Regional, and National conventions of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA). West Orange choirs have earned first place awards at festivals in California, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C. While participating in the International Music Festival, in Verona, Italy, West Orange received the Gold Award for best choir, with Dr. Redding honored as top director.
While Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia University (WVU), he led his choir on college recruitment tours—the Southern tour culminating in a performance at Florida ACDA. On the Eastern tour, the WVU choir was featured in concert at Lincoln Center, and was joined by choirs from across the country in a performance of Schubert’s Mass in G with members of the New York Philharmonic under Dr. Redding’s direction.
Nationally, Dr. Redding is in demand as a guest conductor and lecturer. He has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir, the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, and All-State and Honor choirs in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin. In 2014, he was the only American adjudicator at the International Choral Festival, Verona, Italy.
Dr. Redding directed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their 2005 spring broadcast. He was featured as guest conductor at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Orchestra Hall on numerous occasions. He has been honored to give the prestigious TEDx Talk.
Dr. Redding is founder and Artistic Director of the Garden Community Choir in Winter Garden, Florida. Formerly with the Moses Hogan Singers, he is now a member of the professional male singing group, “Brethren.”
The Jeffery Redding Passion and Purpose Choral Series is a compilation of new choral music by various composers, published by Cola Voce Music, Inc.
Dr. Redding holds a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Music Education and an M.M.E., both from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Music Education from Florida A&M University. He is a member of ACDA, NAfME, FVA, NATS, and Chorus America. In the Florida Vocal Association (FVA) he has served as District 8 Chairperson. In the Florida ACDA, he has served as State R&S Chair for Ethnic Music/Multicultural Affairs, Co-Chair for the High School Mixed Honor Choir, and Youth/Student Activities. Currently, he is the State R&S Chair for High School Mixed Choir for Florida ACDA.