Jeffrey L. Webb, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 2001 and conducts the Pitt-Johnstown Choirs and teaches courses in Music Theory, Voice, Critical Music Listening, and Popular Music.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Allegheny College and a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Binghamton University.
While at Allegheny, Mr. Webb acted as student conductor for the Allegheny College Choirs, and was active as a tenor soloist, accompanist, and musical director for several theatre productions. In addition, Mr. Webb conducted members of the Erie Philharmonic and pianist Alec Chien in a performance of Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto in G minor. While attending Binghamton University, he served as the conductor of the Binghamton University Women's Chorus during the 2000-2001 academic year and acted as a guest conductor for the Binghamton University Chamber Chorus.
He is active as both a guest conductor and vocal clinician, having conducted festival choruses throughout the Northeastern United States. He has presented his research for both Pennsylvania and Virginia Music Educators Associations and had his article entitled, Promoting Vocal Health in the Choral Rehearsal published by Music Educators Journal in May 2007. In the Spring of 2016, Mr. Webb's research on William Grant Still's Three Rhythmic Spirituals was published in The Choral Journal.
His compositions have been performed throughout the United States by an array of different vocal ensembles. In addition to his duties at Pitt-Johnstown, Mr. Webb served as the Artistic Director of the Blair Concert Chorale in Altoona, PA from 2004-2013. Under his baton, the BCC performed major works such as Schubert’s Mass in G, Faure’s Requiem, Rutter’s Gloria and the musicals Sweeney Todd and Chess. He has studied conducting with Dr. Ward Jamison and Dr. Bruce Borton, has had coaching sessions with Maestro Peter Bay of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and has served as conductor and accompanist for a wide variety of performing groups.