The Choral Arts Singers are excited to announce our new artistic director, Dr. Jeffrey Heyl, to lead the choir into our 51st year of making great choral music. We welcome Dr. Heyl into the CAS family and can’t wait to share great music with all of you in December for our holiday season concerts.
Dr. Jeffrey Heyl is from St. Louis and holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the Hartt School of Music & the University of Iowa. He has been active as vocal soloist, choral conductor, educator and church musician. Dr. Heyl has taught voice, conducted choirs and taught music classes at Maryville University, Millikin University, Lindenwood University, Urshan College, Bluefield College and his own private studio. He also is Director of Music & Worship at Green Trails United Methodist Church. Dr. Heyl has sung extensively and has appeared in opera, oratorio, recital, and music theatre, including Carmina Burana with Webster University and UMStl, Ein Deutches Requiem at Umstl and Missouri Baptist University, the Beethoven 9th Symphony & Songs of a Wayfayer and Dona Nobis Pacem with Robert Hart Baker and the St Louis Philharmonic and the midwest premiere of Mark Hayes’ Requiem with conductor Kevin McBeth. He has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony with conductors David Robertson, Nicholas MeCegan, John Starguard and in Robert Kapilow’s Summer Sun, Winter Moon where he sang the part of Raven with the composer conducting. In the past he was bass soloist with the symphony in Beethoven’s Mass in C, Nielsen’s 3rd Symphony and Weill’s Flight of Lindbergh. Dr. Heyl has also been principal bass with the AMERICAN KANTOREI where he is privileged to be singing the part of Jesus in Bach’s St John Passion during Holy Week of 2024. Margret is his wife of 38 years, their children Samuel, Emily, Mary and Christopher.