Composer and jazz pianist Dave Frishberg calls Frank DeMiero “the Vince Lombardi of Vocal Jazz”. Noted music educator, clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor, composer/arranger and publisher, Mr. DeMiero recently retired as the Supervisor of Music for Edmonds School District #15 where he served for 13 years. Prior to that, Mr. DeMiero was director of choral music at Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen for two years and at Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington for seven years. Mr. DeMiero founded and directed the Soundsation Jazz Choir and was Music Department Chairman at Edmonds Community College for 11 years. He was Director of Vocal Jazz Studies at the University of Washington for two years.
Currently, Mr. DeMiero conducts and manages the Seattle Jazz Singers, one of the most exciting professional jazz choirs in the country today, and is the conductor of the Sno-King Community Chorale an inspiring concert choir.
Mr. DeMiero is the co-founder of Sound Music Publications, a publishing company that offers the best in all areas of choral literature, recordings, choral clinics/workshops and materials.
Mr. DeMiero attend Olympic College, received his BA in Education degree from Eastern Washington University, where he studied voice, conducting and choral literature with Dr. Ralph Manzo, and received his Masters in Music from Central Washington University, studying with Dr. Wayne Hertz.
Mr. DeMiero’s choral groups have received top honors for their performances throughout the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe. His jazz choirs have performed with many great artists including Joe Williams, Anita Kerr, Carmen McRae, Mark Murphy, the Hi-Lo’s, the Four Freshmen, Bill Cosby, and have toured with Bob Hope.
Mr. DeMiero is the founder of the Frank DeMiero Jazz Camp. This camp has had more than 6000 student and educator participants during the 25 years of its existence.
Recognized internationally for his innovations in all areas of music education, Mr. DeMiero was on the Advisory Council for the International Association of Jazz Educators. He has served as President of the Puget Sound Music Administrators Association, the Sno-King Music Educators, the Washington Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators and was the Northwest Coordinator for IAJE.
Mr. DeMiero has conducted honor concert and jazz choirs through the United States and Canada and is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician presenting exciting workshops in all areas of choral music and music education.
Mr. DeMiero and his wife, Yvonne, have lived in Edmonds for more than 30 years and for 50 years in south Snohomish County. The Demiero’s have three adult children, four adult grand children, and three great-grand children.