As Director of Vocal Studies, Fred Meads trains choristers of The American Boychoir School through private vocal instruction and classes in music theory. He conducts the Training Choir daily and prepares its members for the musical and social demands of the advanced Concert Choir. Previously, he served as Artistic Director of the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir from 1999-2009.
Mr. Meads has directed honor choirs in several states and presented workshops for the Indiana Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association and Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference in Dallas. Last spring, he traveled to Hong Kong to present workshop sessions for public school teachers and the YIP Children’s Choir. He served on the board of Indiana Choral Directors Association and currently is the boy choir representative for New Jersey-ACDA. He also serves as the Children’s Choir Director at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City and accompanist for the Princeton Girl Choir.
Mr. Meads received the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Ithaca College, NY and the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was selected as a participant in the Chorus America Master Class in San Francisco and the International Choral Conductor’s Symposium in Toronto. Further vocal studies include attending the Brevard and Bay View Music Festivals. He completed his Kodály training at Capital University in Columbus, OH. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Excellence in Arts Education award presented by Arts United of Fort Wayne, Indiana.