Professor of Music and Department Chair, Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Departments

  • Liberal Arts
  • Music


  • B.M.,Wheaton College (Illinois)
  • M.M., DePaul University
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University


Jack Schmidt is Professor of Music and Chair of the Liberal Arts Department at Delaware Valley University where he conducts the Jazz Band and the Symphonic Band.  His research specialty is seventeenth-century German sacred music and he has published articles and presented papers on related topics for the American Musicological Society, the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists, the College Music Society, the Miami Bach Society, the Maryland Arts Festival and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Presently Music Director of the Palisades Community Chorus and Associate Conductor of the Doylestown Symphonic Winds, Dr. Schmidt has conducted numerous instrumental and vocal ensembles including performances at the 1996 Oregon Bach Festival.  He has recorded CDs for Polygram and Liturgical Press with the Schola Cantorum of Chicago.  In addition to his teaching and conducting, Dr. Schmidt has led foreign study programs in Vienna, Salzburg, Venice, Prague, Paris, Rome, Peru and Berlin.  Prior to his appointment at Delaware Valley University, Dr. Schmidt was on the faculties of Towson University and Elgin Community College.  In 2012 he was awarded the Delaware Valley College Outstanding Faculty Award.  Formerly a trombonist, Dr. Schmidt was an active free-lance musician based in Chicago, appearing with numerous orchestras, brass quintets and other ensembles throughout the Midwest.  He studied trombone with Edward Kleinhammer, long-time bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony and conducting with Helmuth Rilling, Donald Neuen, and Rex Hicks.

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t: 215.489.2233
e: jack.schmidt@delval.edu

Office Hours

Lasker 314
Monday, Wednesday 1 - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.