Director of Choral Activities
Choral Music Education
Jeff Goolsby is Director of Choral Activities at Abilene Christian University, where he conducts the A Cappella Chorus and University Chorale, teaches choral conducting and choral methods, and supervises the choral music education program. He comes to ACU with 10 years of experience in secondary choral music education, primarily in the Dallas and Houston areas. 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 UIL and festival performances across the country. In 2003, he presented a paper on Olivier Messiaen 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 serves as a guest clinician and adjudicator throughout the state and has served in numerous regional and state capacities with TMEA and ACDA.
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