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Shepherd’s Masterworks Chorale rehearsing for April 14 concert

By Staff | Jan 11, 2013

Shepherd University’s Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Erik Reid Jones, rehearses Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Frank Center in preparation for the spring concert featuring Mozart’s Mass in C minor on Sunday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

The vocal ensemble, comprised of Shepherd vocal students and members from the surrounding community, presents two full-length concerts per year of great masterpieces from the choral literature as well as appearances at the Annual Holiday Gala and Family Concert.

Dr. Jones, director of choral and vocal activities at Shepherd and founder and artistic director of the Master Singers of Virginia, received his bachelor of music degree in vocal music education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, master of music degree in choral conducting at the University of Cincinnati, and doctoral degree in choral conducting at the University of Maryland at College Park. Jones has taught at Shenandoah Conservatory, Harford Community College and the University of Maryland. He is a published author and avid choral composer, with more than 20 works to his credit.

For more information, contact Dr. Jones at 304-876-5371 or ejones04@shepherd.edu.