Kent Jones is a fifth generation Colorado Native born in St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver. He earned his Bachelors from the University of Denver in Choral and Orchestral education and his M.M. from the University of Colorado in Boulder in Choral and Orchestral conducting. He conducted his first church choir when he was 14 for a Stake Conference, and has conducted many church choirs since. He has directed Choirs, Bands and Orchestras in the public schools for almost thirty years and directed numerous community choirs and orchestras. He has been the Director of Music and Choir for several churches in Denver and Littleton. His groups have performed in Concerts and Festivals in Denver, California, Florida, Salzburg and Vienna Austria, and Germany. He has been an accompanist, vocal coach, organist and arranger for the Colorado Mormon Chorale and and premiered two larger works with the Chorale. He has been a freelance performer in the Jazz, Classical, Rock, Country Rock and Broadway genres. He has been the Musical Director for Grease, Cinderella, Man of La Mancha, Cole Porter Review, Oklahoma and many other musicals. He performed with the 101st Army Band for almost 20 years(The Govenor’s Own) and before that worked as a Helicopter Crew Chief for Cobras, UH1H’s, UH1M helicopters in the U.S. Army. He is an active pianist, organist and is competent on Trombone and Tuba. He is right now working on a post graduate certificate at the University of Denver in Organ performance studying with Dr. Joseph Galema. His conducting teachers have included; Carl Topilow, Vince La Guardia, Robert Penn, Larry Kaptein, Lynn Whitten, and Joe Docksey. His piano teachers have included Theodore Lichtman, Robert Spillman,and Alice Rybak. He loves the mission of the Colorado Mormon Chorale and its purpose to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ through music to our friends. He and his absolutely stunning and wonderful wife, Janice, are the parents of seven children and ten grandchildren. He is very proud of the fact she admits she knows him in public.

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