Jayson Snipes became Artistic Director of Piedmont Chamber Singers in 2015. He is a native of Winston-Salem, NC, and received a B.M. in Music Education, and M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied organ, voice and conducting.
Jayson was conductor of The Moramus Chorale from 2008-2015, a non-auditioned mixed chorus that specializes in performing early music of the early American Moravian tradition. A life-long Moravian, Jayson takes particular interest in the history and study of Moravian music and has been a music editor for the Moravian Music Foundation since 2003 where his editions have been published and performed or recorded in several US states. Jayson was the guest organist for the Midwest MusicFest in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, in July 2011. In August 2012 Jayson became choral director in Lexington Middle School where his choirs received Superior ratings in performance and sight-reading at the NC Music Performance Adjudication.
Since 2009 to the present, Jayson has served as Director of Traditional Music at Maple Springs United Methodist Church, in Winston-Salem.