Gregory LeFils, Jr.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education

Dr. Gregory W. LeFils Jr. is a visiting assistant professor of choral music education at Stetson University. His duties include teaching music education classes and supervising student teachers. Dr. LeFils holds a Ph.D. in music education from The Florida State University where his teaching included assisting with music education, conducting and graduate choral literature classes. As a conductor, he was the assistant conductor of various choral ensembles including the Women’s Glee Club, Choral Union, Chamber Choir and the Tallahassee Community Chorus.

Dr. LeFils’ professional experience includes directing two secondary choral music programs in Florida, conducting The Orlando Chorale and The Orlando Chamber Choir, and singing/soloing with the Festival Singers of Florida. His research interests include teacher effectiveness, music teacher curriculum and training, incorporating elements of teamwork into rehearsals, choral improvisation and choral history. Dr. LeFils has presented research and educational clinics throughout the region including the annual conferences of Music Education Associations in Alabama and Florida and other workshops for music educators in central Florida. His dissertation is entitled The History of the Stetson University Concert Choir. In addition to his roles as researcher and educator, Dr. LeFils maintains an active agenda as a speaker, clinician and adjudicator across the region.

Education

  • Ph.D., music education, Florida State University
  • M.M., choral conducting, Texas Tech University
  • B.M.E., Stetson University

Course Topics

  • Principles and Methods of Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Learning
  • The Professional Music Educator
  • Secondary Choral Methods

Research Interests

  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Music teacher curriculum and training
  • Incorporating elements of teamwork into rehearsals
  • Choral improvisation
  • Choral history

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