Bill Jernigan (second from the right) is a graduate of Mars Hill College in North Carolina. While at Mars Hill, he studied with Dr. Bill Thomas, past Chairman of the Music Department at Furman University and Director of the 1998 Robert Shaw Choral Institute. Bill has also received vocal instruction from Ronald Burrichter, Professor of the School of Music at the University of Florida.
Bill is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel and has served as Minister of Music at both the First Baptist Church of Alachua and Antioch Baptist Church. He is also a past member and soloist for the Willis Bodine Chorale. His extensive choral background includes work with college, community, and church choirs, and he has also been active in opera and church musical and dramatic performances.
A long-time friend of the Jubilus Festival and founding member of Nansi Carroll’s VOICES Choir, Bill has been a guest performer in at least twelve Jubilus concerts since 2006.