Jeremy Fox
2015 Iowa All-State Jazz Choir Director

            ICDA is pleased again to sponsor the 18th annual Iowa All-State Jazz Choir, to be directed by Jeremy Fox. Jeremy has been the recipient of 10 awards from Downbeat magazine, including ones for: Jazz Song, Jazz Arrangement, Studio Engineering, and for his Vocal Jazz Groups.  He has studied at The School for Music Vocations in 1996, earned a B.M. degree in Piano/Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University, and a Masters degree in Studio Jazz Writing from the University of Miami. For eight years, Jeremy was a full-time instructor at The School for Music Vocations. He currently lives in Miami, Florida – having just completed his DMA in Jazz Composition at the University of Miami.

Jeremy publishes his compositions through his own company, Foxtrot Publishing, and is a member of ASCAP. His choral & vocal jazz arrangements are published with UNC Jazz Press and with Sound Music Publications. His charts have been premiered and recorded by such groups as Gold Company and GCII from Western Michigan University, Singcopation from Mount San Antonio College, Form from the University of Edmonton, Soundsation from Edmonds Community College, Estetica from Lincoln High School, and the University of Miami’s JV1 and Extensions.

From 2002-2010, Jeremy was the director of the SWCC Vocal Jazz Fest, helping it grow into a 2-day event, annually featuring more than 35 participating high school and college vocal jazz ensembles. Under his directorship, the festival featured such guest artists as: The Real Group, M-Pact, Rajaton, Mark Murphy, Sunny Wilkinson, and the New York Voices.
He also leads the SMV Vocal Jazz Camps around the U.S. and Canada, as well as several week-long summer workshops designed especially for choral directors called the Jazz Theory Boot Camp.

Jeremy is active each year as a clinician, presenting at state MENC and ACDA Conventions, and has served on the faculty of the UNT Vocal Jazz Camp and the Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp. Jeremy has served as guest conductor of Honors and All-State choirs and vocal jazz ensembles throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Jeremy’s new album “With Love” (Jazzbill Records) features big band and orchestral arrangements for a phenomenal line-up of singers, including Kevin Mahogany, Kate Reid, Kate McGarry, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge (from the New York Voices), Anders Edenroth (from the Real Group), Derek Fawcett, Rose Max, Wendy Pedersen, and Sunny Wilkinson. It is available on iTunes, Amazon, and other Digital Music sources.  For more information about Jeremy, please visit    

            Twenty high school jazz choir singers have been chosen to participate in this event.  Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, July 25, and culminate with a concert given in conjunction with the ICDA Summer Convention at Mason City's NIACC Campus on Monday, July 27.  Up to two additional rehearsals prior to the All State Jazz Choir Festival will be required.  The dates and locations of these rehearsals will be given to the singers after acceptance into the ensemble. For audition information and eligibility requirements; please click here. of Accepted Students 2015

2013 Iowa All-State Jazz Choir
Directed by Kerry Marsh