Vocal Jazz

mcdonaldk@wellesleyps.org

 


Bio

Dr. Kevin J. McDonald is the Director of Choral Activities at Wellesley High School, the Director of the Young Men’s Chorus of the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Director of Youth Music at Wellesley Village Church.

At Wellesley High School, McDonald has cultivated a thriving choral program with over 300 singers, 5 curricular choirs, and an extra-curricular a cappella program. McDonald’s ensembles are highly regarded and maintain a vigorous performance calendar serving the greater Boston community and consistently engaging in collaborative efforts with such organizations as the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Saengerfest, and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.

McDonald is an active guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician. He has conducted middle school and high school festival choirs throughout New England and adjudicates for a variety of district and state music festivals each year. McDonald consistently presents professional workshops and clinics on topics such as Recruitment and Retention of Men in the Choral Program, Jazz Choir repertoire Selection, and Student Connection in the Choral Classroom.