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Jeffrey Cornelius


Vocal Arts



    • Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius served as a member of Temple University’s music faculty from 1972 to 2012. As Professor of Choral Music, he taught in the Choral Department and conducted the University Singers. Dr. Cornelius served as Dean of Temple’s Boyer College of Music from 1993 to 2001. He holds degrees from King College, Westminster Choir College, and Temple University, where he was a student of Robert Page. Active as a guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician, and lecturer, he is past president of the ACDA of Pennsylvania. Guest conducting has included all-state, regional, district, and other festival choruses, in addition to preparing Temple’s choirs for performance with The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has authored numerous articles and papers; has served on accreditation review teams for colleges and universities around the nation; and has served as board- or panel-member of many cultural organizations, including The Musical Fund Society, the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and The Presser Foundation.