Jeremy Fox (USA)
Grammy-nominated arranger Dr. Jeremy Fox earned his B.M. degree in Piano-Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University, and his M.M. and D.M.A. in Jazz Composition from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. For 8 years, Jeremy was a full-time instructor at The School for Music Vocations, conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles alongside renowned arrangers Phil Mattson and Jason Smith. After teaching jazz voice at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Jeremy has recently returned to teach at the School for Music Vocations. Jeremy has been the recipient of 10 awards from Downbeat magazine, including for: Jazz Song, Jazz Arrangement, Studio Engineering, and for his Vocal Jazz Groups.
Jeremy publishes his compositions and arrangements through his website, and is a member of ASCAP. His choral & vocal jazz arrangements are published with UNC Jazz Press and with Sound Music Publications. His charts have been premiered and recorded by such groups as Gold Company and GCII from Western Michigan University, Singcopation from Mount San Antonio College, Form from the University of Edmonton, Soundsation from Edmonds Community College, Folsom High School Jazz Choir I, Fairview High School Age of Guinevere, and the University of Miami’s JV1 and Extensions. Jeremy has also written for professional groups such as The Real Group, M-Pact, Cadence, and Take 6.
From 2002-2010, Jeremy was the director of the SWCC Vocal Jazz Fest, helping it grow into a 2-day event, annually featuring more than 35 participating high school and college vocal jazz ensembles. Under his directorship, the festival featured such guest artists as: The Real Group, M-Pact, Rajaton, Mark Murphy, Sunny Wilkinson, and the New York Voices. He now heads up the SMV The Real Group Festival, which takes place each April at the School for Music Vocations in Creston, Iowa.
In Summer 2019, Jeremy will coordinate his 16th Annual SMV Vocal Jazz Camps around the U.S. and Canada. He also is in his 10th year co-conducting workshops designed to empower vocal/choral directors each summer called The Jazz Harmony Retreat.
Jeremy is active each year as a clinician, presenting most recently at the national convention for the American Choral Directors Association. He has also presented multiple times at the Jazz Education Network National Conference, as well as at state MENC and ACDA Conventions. He has served on the faculty of the UNT Vocal Jazz Camp and the Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp. Jeremy has served as guest conductor of Honors and All-State choirs and vocal jazz ensembles throughout the U.S. and Canada.