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Dr. Jeremy Fox 

Grammy-nominated Dr. Jeremy Fox is a Professor of Choral/Vocal Jazz at Mt. SAC, directing the Frontline vocal jazz ensemble, Nu Aria a cappella pop ensemble, and teaching jazz voice lessons, as well as an Audio Arts class.

For 14 years, Dr. Fox led the program at the School for Music Vocations conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles alongside renowned arrangers Phil Mattson and Jason Smith. He is excited to help usher in a newly-crafted jazz voice program at Mt. SAC to go hand-in-hand with the already phenomenal and award-winning ensembles.  The new program is being designed to serve to empower jazz vocalists with skills not traditionally taught at most collegiate programs. 

He is highly in-demand festival and conference clinician, and has served as guest conductor of more than fifteen All-State ensembles throughout the U.S. and Canada. His ensembles have been invited numerous times to prestigious conferences such as the Jazz Education Network’s Annual Conference – and his ensemble was the only collegiate group to represent vocal jazz at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. 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.  As a student, he was the recipient of 11 awards from Downbeat Magazine, including ones for: Jazz Song, Jazz Arrangement, Studio Engineering, and for the Vocal Jazz Group he conducted as an undergraduate student.  As an instructor, his ensembles have been recognized by Downbeat Magazine as “Best Community College Small Vocal Jazz Ensemble” 4 times, while earning Outstanding Performance 3 other occasions.

Dr. Fox publishes his compositions through his own Foxtrot Publishing, and is a member of ASCAP.  His arrangements are also published by Anchor Music Publications, UNC Jazz Press, iJazzMusic, Alfred Music, and Sheet Music Plus.  He has been commissioned by dozens of high schools and colleges to write pieces for their vocal jazz ensembles, concert/chamber choirs, big bands, and studio orchestras. His music has been written for or performed by: Take 6, The Real Group, New York Voices, m-pact, Cadence, Theo Bleckmann, Terence Blanchard, John Secada, and Metropolitan Opera singers Eric Owens and Denyce Graves. He is the Musical Director of Bossa Nova Sinfónico” with a Brazilian quartet including singer Rose Max, and with this group has conducted the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba and conducted the Costa Rican National Orchestra on two occasions.  Audio from the concert in Costa Rica has earned a Latin Grammy Award, and videos have yielded over 15 millions views on YouTube.  He has also twice been invited to guest conduct the famed Henry Mancini Institute Jazz OrchestraHis inaugural album was entitled “With Love” and features his big band and orchestral arrangements for a phenomenal line-up of singers, including Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes, Kate Reid, Kate McGarry, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge (from the New York Voices), Anders Edenroth (from The Real Group), Derek Fawcett, Wendy Pedersen, Sunny Wilkinson, and Kevin Mahogany. His arrangement of “All My Tomorrows” featuring Kate McGarry was nominated for “Best Arrangement – Instruments and Vocals” at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.