Dr. Jack W. Jones

Founder & Music Director Emeritus

A noted concert organist and native of Daytona Beach, Dr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, Deland, FL, a Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, New York, NY. Jack founded the Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches in 1979 to bring performances of major choral works to Palm Beach County. Dr. Jones served as Organist/Director of Music at the Royal Poinciana Chapel from 1989 until his retirement in 2013. Additional positions have included teaching positions at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Palm Beach State College. He has also used his musical talents as Chorus Master of Palm Beach Opera, Artistic Director of the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Society, and Music Director for the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training, Repertory Theatre, the Stage Company, and Sculpture Theatre. Dr. Jones has published many compositions, accompanied numerous recitals, concerts, and recordings, and has performed many organ Dedicatory Recitals. Dr. Jones retired from Masterworks in 2010 after 31 years and moved to Franklin, North Carolina. He passed away there in June 2018.