Frances Nelson

August 15th, 2019 by alumni

Frances Jones Nelson, of Madison, was recently elected and installed as the 34th National President of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Founded 1898, NFMC has become the largest nonprofit organization in America to promote and support American music, performers and music education. As a grassroots organization working in communities throughout America, NFMC provides musical opportunities for all ages: professional and amateur musicians, benefactors, volunteers, music lovers, music teachers, music students, and supportive parents. With over 121,000 members, the National Federation of Music Clubs sponsors Festival programs, competitive events, Summer Music Centers, American Music Month, and National Music week, to name a few of its many worthwhile activities.


Mrs. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mississippi College and received a Master of Music Education from Jackson State in 2015. "I came to Jackson State as a mature student. I had always wanted an advanced degree and finally decided to take the plunge and do it. I loved my time at JSU. I learned so much from the wonderful music faculty and enjoyed my time with the students. I was a little bit nervous about going to back to school and being so much older than my classmates, but the everyone made me feel welcome and it was truly a great experience."


She serves as Music Director and Organist at the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle in Jackson MS and is also chapel organist for Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland MS. She enjoys singing with the Jackson Choral Society and is active in her neighborhood garden club and the cathedral flower guild.


"I came to Jackson State as a mature student. I had always wanted an advanced degree and finally decided to take the plunge and do it. I loved my time at JSU. I learned so much from the wonderful music faculty and enjoyed my time with the students. I was a little bit nervous about going to school and being so much older than my classmates, but the students made me feel welcome and it was Truly a great experience."

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