[ Conductors ]
Jeffrey Douma, director of the Yale Glee Club, is also founding director of the Yale Choral Artists and Associate Professor of Conducting at the Yale School of Music. Douma has appeared as guest conductor with choruses and orchestras on six continents, and has prepared choruses for performances under such eminent conductors as Valery Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir David Willcocks, Krzysztof Penderecki and Helmuth Rilling.
An advocate of new music, Douma has premiered many new works by leading and emerging composers, and serves as editor of the Yale Glee Club New Classics Choral Series, published by Boosey & Hawkes. His own compositions are published by G. Schirmer. A tenor, Douma has appeared as an ensemble member and frequent soloist with the nation’s leading professional choirs, including the Dale Warland Singers, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers.
Douma served previously on the conducting faculties of Carroll College, Smith College, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Michigan.