Dr. Elliott Jones
Dr. Elliott Jones is the Director of Choral Music at Santa Ana College. Prior to his arrival at Santa Ana, he directed middle school, high school, and college choirs in Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida. He received the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from Arizona State University, and earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami. In addition to his conducting, Elliott is an active composer. His piece for TTBB choir, Under the Wide and Starry Sky, is published by Walton Music.
Here at Santa Ana College, Dr. Jones conducts three choral ensembles: the Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, and the Santa Ana Singers. The Concert Choir is a non-auditioned ensemble that performs a wide variety of styles and genres. Past concerts have included such pieces as John Ruter' s For the Beauty of the Earth, Robert Shaw' s arrangement of Saints Bound for Heaven, and Emma Lou Diemer' s Three Madrigals. The Santa Ana Singers is also a choir that currently requires no audition - just sign up, come to practice, and sing! The Singers focus on larger choral masterworks ranging from the Baroque to Contemporary and have performed such works as Vivaldi' s Gloria, Mozart' s Regina Coeli, Schubert' s Mass in F, and Brahm' s Schicksalslied. The Chamber Choir is the smallest of the three ensembles and does require an audition. Chamber Choir' s repertoire focuses on, but is certainly not limited to, a cappella music of the Renaissance and 20th Century. Recent performances have included Benjamin Britten' s Hymn to the Virgin, John Farmer' s Fair Phyllis, Gerald Kemner' s Now Shout, and Carlo Gesualdo' s Occhi Del Mio Cor Vita. If you are interested in further audition information or information on any of the fine Santa Ana College choirs, please contact Dr. Jones either by phone or email. Rehearsal times for all the choirs are listed below.
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