A native of Gatesville, Texas, Jeffrey Arnold began his piano studies in 1967 with Orpa Mayo. The Morris Federation presented him in his first public recital the same year when, at the age of eight, he replaced another scheduled artist who canceled due to illness. He continued his piano studies at the University of North Texas with Jack Roberts, and organ studies at Baylor University with Joyce Jones, while forging for himself a career as both a solo and collaborative artist. Subsequent engagements brought him important appearances at Carnegie Hall, in Canada and Europe.
In addition to his work as a concert artist, Jeffrey Arnold is a master teacher of the bel canto, playing a key role in the schooling and career development of young artists and professional singers. He studied singing with Virginia Botkin, Pearl Shinn Wormhoudt (a pupil of Paola Novikova), and Martha Martin Deatherage (a pupil of Lotte Lehmann and Dame Maggie Teyte). Mr. Arnold’s pupils have performed internationally in concert, opera, and musical theatre.
Mr. Arnold is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, a Colleague of the American Guild of Organists, and an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers (London Chapter – UK).