Tom Shelton

Tom Shelton

Composer & Educator

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Tom Shelton is a passionate advocate for music education in the community, in the classroom, and in the church.

Tom T. Shelton Jr. is Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He also works with the Princeton Girlchoir organization as conductor of Cantores. Shelton is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and a graduate of UNC Greensboro, with both a bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting. Prior to working at Westminster Choir College, Mr. Shelton was Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth at First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. He taught middle school choral music for 18 years and was presented the NCMEA “Middle School Music Teacher of the Year” award in 1999. Active in the American Choral Directors Association, Shelton has served as President for the Southern Division, National R&S Chair for Middle School/Junior High Choirs, and North Carolina President. As a clinician and composer, Shelton has conducted and composed for state and regional festivals throughout the United States and in Hong Kong.

Tom Shelton

Best Selling Chorals

Animal Imagination

When Lucy Jones was in the fifth grade in 2013, she penned the words for this engaging essay. The piece, which was written for unison voices and piano, is a beautiful addition to Maribeth Yoder-White’s series stress on child voices.

Animal Imagination is part of our Hinshaw Accent On Young Voices Choral Series.

Pie Jesu

This liturgical text has been arranged by middle school music instructor and composer Tom Shelton for unison voices, piano, and oboe (or flute or violin). It’s a terrific idea to teach your kids the fundamentals of Latin diction. Church musicians might like to give Pie Jesu a try during Lent or Holy Week.

One Voice

Numerous opportunities exist in this poetic piece to advance both musical and non-musical knowledge and comprehension. Although it was written for the 2014 North Carolina Elementary Honors Chorus, adult women can certainly enjoy it.

My Mother’s Love

On Mother’s Day or the Festival of the Christian Home, this beautiful work for children and their mothers will elicit tears instantly. Even just the text is quite moving. This is yet another fantastic entry from our Hinshaw Music Accent On Young Voices Choral Series, which is edited by Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White.

My Mother’s Love is easily put together with limited rehearsal.

The Bee

The Bee is the ideal chance to impart vocabulary and diction rules to young singers in a sumptuous poetic performance. This work dramatically sets the text in a memorable style that your pupils are sure to enjoy, starting with the opening swell in the piano accompaniment.

Try The Bee during American music month.

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