Jeffrey Douma is the Director of the Yale Glee Club, Yale’s principal undergraduate mixed chorus, and Associate Professor of Conducting at the Yale School of Music.
Douma has appeared as guest conductor with choruses and orchestras on six continents, and has prepared choruses for performances under such eminent conductors as Valery Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir David Willcocks, Shinik Hahm, Toshiyuki Shimada, Krzysztof Penderecki and Helmuth Rilling. He is also currently the Musical Director of the Yale Alumni Chorus and Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, CT.
An advocate of new music, Douma has premiered new works with the Glee Club by such composers as Dominick Argento, Lee Hoiby, Jan Sandström, and James Macmillan, and serves as editor of the Yale Glee Club New Classics Choral Series, published by Boosey & Hawkes.
A tenor, Douma has appeared as an ensemble member and frequent soloist with the nation's leading professional choirs, including the Dale Warland Singers, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers.
Douma served previously on the conducting faculties of Carroll College, Smith College, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He holds Bachelor of Music Degree from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan.