Dr. Eliezer Yanson Jr.

Director of Choral Activities 
(A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and Civic Chorale)

Mason Hall 201

Eliezer Yanson Jr. is an associate professor of music and the director of choral activities at JSU where he conducts the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and Civic Chorale and teaches undergraduate and graduate music classes. An active adjudicator, clinician, and conference speaker, Eliezer appeared in Carnegie Hall as conductor in 2015 and 2018 and presented at International Federation on Choral Music (IFCM), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Choral Canada events, including the 10th World Symposium on Choral Music held in Seoul, South Korea. While passionate about conducting and teaching, Eliezer’s greatest role is being husband to Martha and father to Isabella and Andre.

Eli Yanson

Courses Taught

  • MU 162/362: Chamber Singers
  • MU 196/396: Chorus
  • MU 218/418: A Cappella Choir
  • MU 444: Choral Conducting
  • MU 441: Choral Literature for Teachers
  • MU 509: Seminar in Choral Music
  • MU 580: Graduate Ensemble
  • MU 581: Graduate Ensemble


  • D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from The University of South Carolina in 2010
  • M.M. in Church Music (Conducting) from Bob Jones University in 2000
  • B.M. in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University in 1998

Other Responsibilities

  • Collegiate Chair, Alabama American Choral Directors Association
  • Editorial Board, The Choral Scholar & American Choral Review
  • Faculty Advisor, JSU American Choral Directors Association Student Chapter