Roy Belfield

Roy L. Belfield, Jr., a native of Petersburg, Virginia, began his undergraduate studies in Music at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Masters’ degrees in Choral Music Education and Organ Performance from Florida State University in Tallahassee, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Additional studies in vocal pedagogy have been at the University of Alabama. He has studied choral conducting with David Morrow, Rodney Eichenberger, and Scott Anderson. His organ teachers have included Carl G. Harris, Jr. Clarence E. Whiteman, Herman D. Taylor, Joyce F. Johnson, Michael L. Corzine, and John Obetz. As an educator, Dr. Belfield has taught students from preschool to college. As a church musician, he has served six denominations throughout the country. He currently serves as Church Organist at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As composer and arranger, Dr. Belfield has written works for chorus, voice and piano, and organ. His choral and organ works are published by Mark Foster, a division of Shawnee Press, MorningStar Music, GIA Publications, and Wayne Leupold Editions. Dr. Belfield is currently Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at Winston-Salem State University. He also serves as Assistant Director of the Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro. Belfield served on the faculty at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama before coming to Winston-Salem State University. Dr. Belfield frequently serves as a choral adjudicator, guest conductor, concert organist, and accompanist across the country. He continues to accept choral commissions for school and professional chorus and for special church celebrations. He also holds memberships with the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Publications by Roy Belfield

Roy Belfield