Full Schedule

ALL-STATE CONCERT: All-State Men’s Chorus

Saturday, January 17, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Straz Performing Arts Center
Morsani Hall
Grade Levels
Sponsored By

Literature will be selected from:

Behold Man, Ron Nelson (Boosey & Hawkes)

Gott Ist Mein Hort, Johann Friedrich Peter, arr. Nola Reed Knouse (Hinshaw Music)

Creator Alme Siderum, Richard Burchard (Gentry Publications)

Libertatum, Jim Papoulis (Boosey & Hawkes)

Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, arr. Rober DeCornier (Lawson-Gould)

Wedding Qawwali, arr. Ethan Sperry (Earthsongs)

Clarion Call, Julian Bryson (Hinshaw Music)

Dr. Jefferson Johnson 

Jefferson Johnson is director of choral activities at the University of Kentucky, where he conducts the University Chorale and Men’s Chorus. He also teaches advanced choral conducting, choral methods and literature, and directs the graduate program (M.M. and D.M.A. degrees) in choral music. A native of Atlanta, Dr. Johnson received the B.M. degree from the University of Georgia (magna cum laude, 1978), the M.M. from the University of Tennessee (1981) and the D.M.A. from the University of Colorado (1992). While living in Atlanta, Dr. Johnson was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, conducted by Robert Shaw. Dr. Johnson is music director of the Lexington Singers. This 180-voice community chorus annually performs major works with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. The Singers have toured internationally, most recently to Brazil, France, Italy and Austria. In 2000, the chorus performed Mozart’s Requiem with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra in the famous Hofburg Palace and sang the evening mass at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. In 2003, the chorus performed in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice and sang mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. In 1999, the Lexington Singers celebrated its 40th anniversary with a performance in New York City as Dr. Johnson made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting the Singers and orchestra in Faure’s Requiem. Dr. Johnson maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator and guest conductor for high school and collegiate choirs throughout the United States. He has conducted honor choruses in 30 states and has appeared as a featured clinician at ACDA or NAfME conventions in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Session Coordinator:
Jeffry Bogue

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.