Jeffery Redding, the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient, is director of choral activities at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. Dr. Redding has led his choirs in performances at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA). West Orange choirs have earned first place awards at Heritage Festivals of Gold in California, Chicago, New York and at the Festival of Spirituals in Washington D.C. While participating in the International Music Festival in Verona, Italy, West Orange received the Gold Award for best choir, with Dr. Redding honored as top director.
Nationally, Dr. Redding is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician. He has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir, the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, and the North Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, the Eastern Division ACDA Honor Choir and All-State and Honor choirs. In 2020, he will hold the position of artistic director for Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary in Vienna, Austria.
Previously director of choral activities at West Virginia University (WVU), Dr. Redding has been featured as guest conductor at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Orchestra Hall on numerous occasions. He was also honored to give the prestigious TEDx Talk. He is also one of the conductors for Disney's Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and was awarded the R. Wayne Hugoboom Distinguished Service Award for dedicated service, leadership, and excellence by the Florida Chapter of ACDA.
Dr. Redding is founder and artistic director of the Garden Community Choir and Voci del Cuore (Voices of the Heart) in Winter Garden, Florida. Dr. Redding is also serves as the executive & artistic director of the Orlando Choral Society, founded this year, and as director of worship arts for the First United Methodist Church of Orlando. Formerly with the Moses Hogan Singers, he remains active as a singer in the professional male singing group, "Brethren." The Jeffery Redding Passion and Purpose Choral Series is a compilation of new choral music by various composers, published by Colla Voce Music, Inc.
Dr. Redding holds a Ph.D. in choral conducting and music education and a master of music education, both from the Florida State University, and a B.S. in music education from Florida A&M University. He is a member of ACDA, NAfME, FVA, NATS, and Chorus America. He has served his profession in numerous capacities, as District 8 chair for the Florida Vocal Association (FVA), as state repertoire and resources (R&R) chair for ethnic music and multicultural affairs, R&R chair for youth and student activities, and High School Mixed Honor Choir co-chair for Florida ACDA, and as R&R chair for community choirs for Southern Division ACDA. Currently, he is R&R lifelong coordinator (community, music and worship) for Florida ACDA.