Grammy-nominated Dr. Jeremy Fox is a highly in-demand clinician, presenting clinics and serving as guest conductor of All-State choral and instrumental ensembles throughout the U.S. and Canada. He earned his B.M. degree in Piano/Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University, and his M.M. and D.M.A. in Jazz Composition from the University of Miami. In 2017, Jeremy served for one year as a Visiting Professor of Jazz Voice at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, but has since returned as a full-time instructor at The School for Music Vocations (www.SchoolForMusicVocations.com) or the SMV, one of the only 2-year specialized vocational music programs in North America. Since 2003, Jeremy has coordinated his SMV Vocal Jazz Camps (www.VocalJazzCamp.com). Since 2008, he has also coordinated in-person and online retreats to empower students and music educators called the Jazz Harmony Retreat (www.JazzHarmonyRetreat.com). And each year, Jeremy now directs the online SMV Real Group Festival, an annual vocal/choral festival which has drawn educators, ensembles, and students from around the world. (www.VocalJazzFest.com) And each April, Jeremy runs the SMV säje fest in Creston, Iowa – based around the supergroup that includes Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick and Erin Bentlage.
Jeremy has received 12 awards from Downbeat magazine, including awards for: Best Written Song, Best Arrangement, Studio Engineering, and for his own vocal ensembles. Jeremy’s arrangements are published on his www.JeremyFox.net website, as well as with iJazzMusic.com, Alfred Music, Sheet Music Plus, Anchor Music Publications, UNC Jazz Press, as well as on his own website. He has written for such artists as: Kate McGarry, Take 6, Kevin Spacey, Theo Bleckmann, The Real Group, Cadence, m-pact, Terence Blanchard, John Secada, and Metropolitan Opera singers Eric Owens and Denyce Graves. He is the musical director for “Bossa Nova Sinfónico”, which sets to orchestra the bossa nova music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. He has conducted the show with the Costa Rican National Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Campeche and Coyoacán, and the National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba. He has also twice acted as the guest conductor for the Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Orchestra, based in Miami. Jeremy’s inaugural album was entitled “With Love” (Jazzbill Records). The album features his big band and orchestral arrangements for a phenomenal line-up of singers, including Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes, Kevin Mahogany, Kate Reid, Kate McGarry, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge (from the New York Voices), Anders Edenroth (from The Real Group), Derek Fawcett, Wendy Pedersen, and Sunny Wilkinson. His arrangement of “All My Tomorrows” featuring Kate McGarry was nominated for “Best Arrangement – Instruments and Vocals” at the 57th Annual Grammy™ Awards.