DMA, Shenandoah University; MM, East Carolina University; BA, Rollins College. Dr. Jeffrey Ward is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education, Associate Director of Choral Activities and Director of KidsMusic at East Carolina University. Additionally, he serves as Director of Traditional Music at St. James United Methodist Church in Greenville and Artistic Director of the Greenville Choral Society. Dr. Ward has worked with singers in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida as a church conductor, conductor of community choirs, high school choral director, and guest conductor for county and regional honor choirs.
(Associate Director of Choral Activities, choral music education)
Dr. Ward received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education (Conducting) from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
Dr. Ward has published in national choral and music education journals, including the Choral Journal of the American Choral Directors Association, and presented music education research throughout the United States, Germany, and China. He was awarded a research and creative activity grant by the East Carolina University College of Fine Arts and Communication for his development of choral adjudication training and was the College of Fine Arts and Communication nominee for the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Ward serves as chair of student activities for the North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, president of the ECU chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, a member of the editorial board for the International Symposium for Assessment in Music Education, project leader for the Beginning Teacher ASPA of the Society for Music Teacher Education, and holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, International Society for Music Education, Choristers Guild, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.