Jeff Goolsby is Director of Choral Activities at Abilene Christian University, where he conducts the A Cappella Chorus, University Chorale, and Chamber Singers, and teaches choral conducting and choral methods, and supervises the choral music education program. Prior to ACU, he taught for 10 years in successful high school choral music programs in the Dallas and Houston areas. He is a product of the Texas choral music system and proudly holds an active teaching certificate in the state of Texas. Choirs under his direction have performed at notable venues in both the United States and in Europe, including the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C, and Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. His choirs have consistently earned superior ratings at contest and festival performances across the country. He serves as a guest clinician and adjudicator throughout the state and has served in numerous regional and state capacities with TMEA, ACDA, and UIL. He has presented at the Ascending Voice conference at Pepperdine University. A proponent of new choral music, he has commissioned works for his church and high school choirs. He is currently serving a four-year term on the UIL Prescribed Music List Committee, which writes the choral music curriculum for the state of Texas.
He holds degrees from Abilene Christian University, where he was named a University Scholar, and Louisiana State University, where he studied choral conducting with Dr. Kenneth Fulton. Professional memberships include TMEA, TCDA, ACDA, and TMAA.
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