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Jerry Shelton

Director of Performing Arts

Jerry Shelton is a conductor, music educator, free-lance musician, and composer/arranger. He has conducted bands, choirs, orchestras, and jazz ensembles throughout the United States and Great Britain. He has performed in the bands of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Tommy Dorsey (led by Warren Covington), and the Lennon Sisters. He has performed on occasion with the Minnesota Orchestra and was the conductor of the MN Youth Symphony on the field for the 1992 Super Bowl. He remains an active performer with his own fusion band, rennieworks and the jazz quintet, BlueMood. Mr. Shelton’s numerous recordings available include:  a recording, rennieworks: Ti Ceremony; From the Mouths of Babes (written, recorded, and produced with a Breck School, Minneapolis jazz group, currently out of print); model train set (rennieworks); Yo Jimbo Jazz (Yo Jimbo); BlueMood (BlueMood); and numerous recordings with the Breck School and the Math and Science Academy instrumental and vocal performing ensembles. His recording Ti Ceremony contains all original compositions and arrangements.  He has premiered works for wind ensemble and jazz ensemble/dance in the United States and Great Britain. His triptych, Steptoe Glancing, was premiered in London in 1988.  Mr. Shelton spent the summer of 2012 writing a new Madrigal composition, the drum drones... dedicated to the 2012/2013 MSA Madrigal/ShowChoir.  Premier date to be determined.  He has also written a piece, Eternal Spirit to be performed by the MSA Choir at a to-be-determined date.

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