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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
Performer of opera, musical theater and concert singing
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Jeffrey L. Jones, baritone, is well versed in both operatic and concert repertoire. Opera credits include: Papageno in Magic Flute, Belcore in Elixir of Love, Tarquinius in Rape of Lucretia, Marquis de la Force in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Bartley in Riders to the Sea (Vaughan Williams), Ariodate in Xerxes, Death in Kaiser of Atlantis (Ullmann), Mr. Gobineau in The Medium, Assan in The Consul and 2nd Nazarene in Salome. Highlights of concert and oratorio solo credits: Passion According to St. John, B Minor Mass,(Bach), Requiem (Brahms), Te Deum (Bruckner), Requiem (Fauré), Messe Solennelle (Gounod), Messiah, Dettingen Te Deum (Handel), Paukenmesse, Nelsonmesse (Haydn), Saint Paul (Mendelssohn), Coronation Mass (Mozart), Mass in G (Schubert), Encounters (Schuller) and Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams).
He has performed with Arizona Opera, Arizona State Lyric Opera Theater, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Lyric Opera, Atlanta Symphony Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus, Capitol City Opera, Carolina Master Chorale, Collegium Vocale, Meridian Chorale, the Phoenix Chorale and the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, he participated in three recordings for Telarc Records and performed in two concerts at Carnegie Hall with Robert Shaw. Jones is currently the Artist-in-Residence with the Carolina Master Chorale in Myrtle Beach.
Jones has been a member of the faculty at Coastal Carolina University since 2007. He has taught at Grand Canyon University, the Arizona State University Herberger College-at-Large, Arizona State University (graduate teaching assistantship), and served as a voice coach at Arizona State University during the fall of 2006. Jones was awarded a Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance at Arizona State University where he also received a Master of Music in opera performance. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. During his studies, Jones worked with the following teachers and coaches: Andrew Campbell, Jerry Doan, Harold Heiberg, Walter Huff, Jeffrey Norris, Juanita Peters, William Reber and Eckart Sellheim.