Clergy & Staff

Rodney Shores

Choirmaster

Originally from Greensboro, NC, Rodney Shores is a music educator, performer, choral conductor, and lecturer who also specializes in the history of Christian worship and philosophy. Rodney has taught at the University of South Florida and Trinity College of Florida, conducted for the Gulf Coast Youth Choirs, and has served as guest conductor for the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay’s Festival of Voices. In addition to his work at St. Andrew’s, Dr. Shores currently serves as Artist Associate Faculty at the University of Tampa, where he conducts the Camerata Singers and the Women’s Glee Club, and teaches courses in music theory and voice. In addition to his work at UT, he is a tenor in the Bay area’s own Florida ProMusica and maintains a private studio of twenty voice and piano students.

After completing the master’s degree in piano performance, Rodney returned to USF to complete all course work for the masters degree in choral conducting, as well as the advanced graduate certificate in piano performance and pedagogy. Additionally, he studied theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo prior to completing his doctorate in historical liturgics at the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida.

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