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Jon Simmons has been the Choral Director at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School since 1996 and has served as the Peabody Public Schools’ Director of Performing Arts since 2007. In addition to directing the high school’s Mixed Choir, Chorale and Full House A Cappella Ensemble, Mr. Simmons also teaches AP Music Theory and serves as the musical director for the Stage One Drama Club’s annual musical.

Mr. Simmons holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace University where he studied piano with Robert Mayerovitch and voice with Sophie Ginn-Pasture. A fascination with the teaching methods of Emile-Jaques Dalcroze and a strong desire to concentrate on his own performance skills motivated the pursuit of graduate studies at the Longy School of Music, where Mr. Simmons earned a Masters Degree in Piano Performance as well as the Dalcroze Certificate to Teach Children.