Time of Gratitude
An accomplished music arranger and composer for vocalists, choral groups and instrumentalists, Belford has performed in many piano recitals as a featured artist and chamber music player in Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Ecuador, Canada and United States as well as Director and Piano Collaborator for professional choirs and vocal ensembles. He received his bachelor of arts in music education from Adventist University of Colombia and Master's in Choral Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago; was an associate professor at the Adventist University of Colombia and Director of Choral activities at ' Luis Amigo' University in Medellin, Colombia. Currently in his ninth year as director of the 90-voice high school Chapel Choir at First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove, Belford is also Director of 'Cantores' Community Choir in the Chicago west suburbs and Choral Teacher and Piano Collaborator for the music program at Downers Grove South High School. Served as Musical Director at Montini High School in Lombard, and has accompanied the world-renowned Glen Ellyn Children Choir of Illinois.