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Jeremy Mims

Jeremy Mims

Jeremy Mims

An active performer, Jeremy Mims has served as accompanist for high school all-region choirs, Hardin-Simmons University Concert Choir, Louisiana and Texas Baptist All-State Youth Choirs, and Texas Baptist All-State Master’s Singers, and Texas Music Educators Association All-State Men’s Choir. Mr. Mims has played before musicians at Glorieta and Ridgecrest Conference Centers, the Southern Baptist Music Ministers’ Conference, and Texas Choral Directors Association. This fall he was the clinician for an honor choir in El Paso, TX.

Mr. Mims has sung with several choirs and choruses, including the El Paso Chamber Choir and the Bruce Nehring Consort. Last year, he was a featured soloist with the Hardin-Simmons Concert Choir. As a violinist, Mr. Mims has been a member of the El Paso Symphony, the Abilene Philharmonic, and the Abilene Collegiate Orchestra. In 1998, he was the featured piano soloist with the Abilene Collegiate Orchestra.

Mr. Mims has experience on the stage as well. A member of the El Paso Opera, he sang in the chorus of Tosca and Don Giovanni. For several years, he served as the accompanist of the Sun City Youth Opera. He has prepared choruses for Peter Pan, Die Fledermaus, and La Boheme. Mr. Mims has been the musical director of high school performances of Les Miserables and Working. Last fall, he was one of the pianists for UMKC’s Most Happy Fella. This summer he will conduct Don Pasquale with the Kansas City Civic Opera and will be the associate conductor for Anything Goes with the Starlight Theatre.

Mr. Mims received the Bachelor of Music degree and Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Hardin-Simmons University. His primary conducting professors have been Dr. Loyd Hawthorne and Dr. Ryan Board, though he also studied with Simon Carrington, Charles Robinson, and John Dickson. Currently, he is working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he is the conductor of Canticum Novum, an undergraduate chamber ensemble. Prior to starting graduate work, he served as the choral director at Eastwood High School in El Paso. Under his direction, his choirs were consistent in earning sweepstakes awards at UIL competitions and at festivals in Colorado and New York. He is a member of TMEA, TCDA, ACDA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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