"I have been privileged to sing and learn under the baton of Jamie Meaders in several concerts, both at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Through the rehearsal process, I am in awe of Jamie’s heightened expectations, reverence to the repertoire, and well-natured persona. This ultimately brings out the best in his singers and provides memorable experiences for singers and audiences alike."
-ALISTAIR HAMILTON, NEW YORK CHAMBER CHOIRS
"For more than two decades I have witnessed the phenomenal musicianship of James Meaders. He is consistently able to engage, motivate, train, and lead both his singers and his conducting students to extend their music-making to accomplish beauty and artistry. A gifted pedagogue and conductor, Dr. Meaders emphasizes a holistic approach to the music, such that musicians under his baton have access to remarkably transformative experiences."
ALICIA W. WALKER, D.M.A
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CHORAL STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
"I have had the distinct honor and pleasure of working with Dr. James Meaders alongside my students at Lincoln Center in NYC and we were completely transformed. Dr. Meaders is the perfect blend of knowledge, motivation, inspiration, and a little bit of magic all wrapped up into one. I watched in awe as he transformed 150 singers (approximately 5 different choirs) who had never sung together before into a finely tuned machine (pun intended)! Through Dr. Meaders' heart and vision, he created an experience that I am sure many of us will cherish throughout our lifetime. Dr. Meaders is truly one of a kind!"
Edward P. Norris III, Director of Choral Music at Glen Cove HS and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of NeW YORK