The American conductor, pianist and music pedagogue, Jeremy Mims, studied at J.M. Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas (2000); his Master of Music degree in Conducting from Hardin-Simmons University (2007); and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music & Dance (2010).
Jeremy Mims was Lecturer of Music at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington (July 2010-May 2014); then he served as Assistant Professor of Music at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, where he was the Chair of the Music Department, Director of Choral Activities, and conducted the choirs and string orchestra (August 2014 to 2017). Since 2017, he is Assistant Professor of Music at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he is the Director of Choral Activities. He conducts the Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Collegiate Choir, as well as teaches conducting to undergraduate and graduate students. He has held numerous positions with community choirs and orchestras and with various churches. His ensembles have performed for various conventions and he is a frequent clinician for area honor choir.
Jeremy Mims has served as musical director, chorus master, and accompanist of shows for various professional, collegiate and local theatres and opera companies. A musician of multiple talents and diversity, he has appeared on national and international concert and opera stages as a conductor, collaborative pianist, violinist, and a tenor chorister. Active in the American Choral Directors Association, Mims has presented at regional and national conventions.
As an active collaborative pianist, Jeremy Mims has served as accompanist for numerous high school all-region and all-state choirs, as well for professional and university choruses. Twice he has served as the pianist at the Prague Choral Festival, performing in Smetana Hall. He often performs recitals with singers and instrumentalists and with his duet partner, Dr. Melissa Loehnig. He is actively researching the works of Mexican Baroque composer Miguel Mateo Dallo y Lana. He currently lives in Dubuque, Iowa.