Assistant Professor of Sacred Music

Office Location 
Bristol Chapel 1A
Mailing Address 
101 Walnut Lane Princeton, NJ 08540

Tom T. Shelton

Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, Tom T. Shelton earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has 22 years of experience with youth choirs in school, church and community settings. He was selected as Teacher of the Year by two separate middle schools, and in 1999 he was awarded the North Carolina Middle School Music Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Music Educators Association. Choral groups under his direction have been invited to perform for the North Carolina Music Educators Conference and the NC American Choral Directors Association Conference.

An active composer and clinician, Mr. Shelton has conducted festivals and honor choirs in 14 states and abroad. His compositions have been published by Colla Voce Music, Heritage Music Press, Hinshaw Music Company, and Santa Barbara Music Press. He has held leadership positions with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) including Southern Division President (2011-2012), National R&S Chair for Middle School/Junior High Choirs (2007-2009), North Carolina President (2005-2007)

Before joining Westminster’s faculty, he was associate director of the music ministry for children and youth at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, N.C. and conductor of the Greensboro Youth Chorus Chorale.

Mr. Shelton is also associate director of the Princeton Girlchoir and conductor of its Cantores ensemble.

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