Jeffery Redding, Director of Choral Activities at West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida, has led his choirs in performance at State, Regional, and National conventions of the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA). They earned first place honors at the Heritage Festivals of Gold in New York and California as well as the Festival of Spirituals in Washington D.C. At the International Music Festival in Verona, Italy, West Orange received the Gold Award for best choir.
Nationally, Dr. Redding has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir and the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir as well as All-State and Honor choirs in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Featured as guest conductor at Carnegie Hall in 2008, at Kennedy Center in 2009, and at Orchestra Hall in 2010, Dr. Redding also directed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their 2005 spring broadcast. He has also been a member of the Moses Hogan Singers.
Dr. Redding has been named West Orange High School’s “Teacher of the Year,” and the city of Winter Garden’s “Outstanding Contributor of the Community.” He is founder and Artistic Director of the Garden Community Choir.
Dr. Redding is a member of ACDA, FMEA, FVA, and Chorus America. In the Florida Vocal Association (FVA), he has served as District 8 Chairperson; in the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA), as State R & S Chair for Ethnic Music and Multicultural Affairs, as well as Mixed Honor Choir Co-chair. He was recently appointed Youth/Student Activities Chair of Florida ACDA.
Dr. Redding holds a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Music Education from Florida State University, an M.M.E. from Florida State University, and a B.S. in Music Education from Florida A&M University.