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Jeremy Winston

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Director of CSU Chorus

Jeremy Scott Winston, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from Oakwood University in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in music and Morgan State University in 2003 with a master of arts degree.  Jeremy currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Chorus Director of the acclaimed Central State University Chorus at Central State University.  Accepting this position in August of 2013, Jeremy has begun to continue the great tradition of this Chorus as ambassadors of the great black choral tradition.  The  inaugural choral concert featured six (6) time Grammy Award nominee, Karen Clark Sheard.  The Chorus has already received three invitations to perform abroad including a performance with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague, Czech Republic.

Recent career highlights include a performance for President Barack and Michelle Obama with The Jeremy Winston Chorale at The White House in December of 2012.  This same ensemble won the gold medal championship at The World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Oh, in July of 2012.  As the conductor and director of The Award-Winning Wilberforce University Choir, Winston has recently led this ensemble in a performance at The White House for President Barak Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama.  Other highlight include performances with Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Dayton Opera as cast and chorus of the great American operaPorgy and Bess, and featured on title track of the major motion picture Amazing Grace.  Sought after as an educator and conductor, in 2011 Winston served as choral director for University of California Berkeley’s Young Musicians Program.  In 2010 he received the John F. Kennedy Medal for his leadership as a National Conductor for the 105 Voices of History Concert Choir at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In April of 2012, Oakwood University recognized Jeremy as an outstanding alumnus.