Robert L. Jefferson is an experienced vocalist, songwriter, recording artist and pianist. Highly sought as a performer and clinician, he has taught all grade levels, Pre-K – college, and continues to serve as organist and music director for churches of various denominations. He has also performed with major symphonic orchestras and in concert halls throughout the United States and abroad.
Jefferson has presented workshops and clinics at Music Educators National Conferences, churches, colleges and universities. He also served in the United States Air Force Pacific Air Command Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan and was also an Enlisted Choral Conductor for the Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band, Washington, DC.
Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona, a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland. He has studied with Alma Androzzo, Elena Nikolaidi and François Loup.
His published compositions and arrangements include numerous choral works, works for voice and piano, instrumental works, and textbooks. A leading expert in the study of Gospel Music performance, Dr. Jefferson is the author of the popular and comprehensive book How to Play Gospel Music.