Music Dept. News

Jackson State University’s Annual Winter Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. with seasonal favorite “Messiah” by George Frederick Handel.

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To be presented at the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium, the musical event will be performed by the JSU Chorale and JSU Singers with Willenham Cortez Castilla conducting, and the Jackson State University Choir with Dr. Loretta Galbreath conducting. They will be assisted by the JSU String Ensemble with Rachel Jordan conducting.

Castilla is director of choral activities and Galbreath is assistant director.

Special guests will be the Murrah High School Concert Singers with Pierrdro Gallion conducting and the Lanier High School Concert Choir with Conesha Barron conducting. Read more

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NATS 2014!!!

November 17th, 2014 by jsumusic

Dr. Galbreath and Jeremy Bew 1st place winner in the Advanced Men CategoryCongraulations to all of the students and teachers that attended the NATS Southern Regional Conference (Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi) held at the University of Southern Miss., in Hattiesburg, November 12-15.

 

Preliminaries

Aja Brimm (Freshmen Women)

Kayla Wilson (Freshmen Women)

Hillary Watkins (Sophomore Women)

Tiffany Johnson (Junior Women)

Donté Wright (Junior Men)

Edwin Jhamal Davis (Junior Men)

Jeremy Bew (Older Advanced Men)

 

Semi-Finalists

Aja Brimm (Freshmen Women)

Hillary Watkins (Sophomore Women)

Kayla Wilson (Freshmen Women)

Donté Wright (Junior Men)

 

Finalists

Jeremy Bew / 1st Place Winner (Older Advanced Men)

Edwin Jhamal Davis / 2nd Place Winner (Junior Men)

We are so very proud of them all!!!

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JSU Orchestra Concert

November 12th, 2014 by jsumusic

musicmainThe Jackson State University Orchestra, composed of JSU students of all majors, community members and talented high school students, presents its fall concert on Monday, November 17 at 7:00PM in the Jimmie James Recital of the FD Hall Music Center on the beautiful campus of Jackson State University.

Come and listen to the sounds of Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Leonard Bernstein. Admission is free and open to the public. Casual attire is welcome!

For more information contact (601) 979-2141 or click here

 

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Professors on Tuesday from the JSU Music Department gave a presentation on The Academic and Psychological Effects of Engaging Learners in Live Jazz Music Improvisation. 

To read more click here

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Patrick Jackson Earns Hall Of Fame Honors

November 7th, 2014 by jsumusic

Kirkwood School District educator honored by his high school alma mater

 

 

 
 
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McComb School District Superintendent Cederick Ellis presents the Hall of Fame Award to Jackson. (click for larger version)
Kirkwood School District music education teacher Patrick Jackson was honored by his alma mater, McComb High School in McComb, Miss., and inducted into the 2014 Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 9.

Jackson was recognized for his work as a music educator and orchestral conductor. McComb School District Superintendent Cederick Ellis presented the Hall of Fame Award to Jackson.

Jackson has taught music education for 28 years, and served the Kirkwood School District for 23 years. Prior to his joining the district, Jackson taught in the Normandy School District and St. Louis Public Schools.

Growing up in Mississippi, Jackson remembers always knowing that he wanted to be a professional musician. He was raised in a family of musicians and is a fifth-generation to play a stringed instrument.

Read more:  http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-Kirkwood-Schools-i-2014-11-07-193749.114137-Patrick-Jackson-Earns-Hall-Of-Fame-Honors.html#ixzz3LVsDRXk7 
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All About Jazz

November 7th, 2014 by jsumusic

The Department of Music will present the JSU Jazz Ensembles in concert Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00pm. Ensembles include the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Student Jazz Comb, Jazz Band Class I and Jazz Band Class II. The concert will take place in the F. D. Hall Music Center – Jimmie James Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information call (601) 979-2574

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Mr. Dowell Taylor 2014 Humanities Teacher Award

November 6th, 2014 by jsumusic

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1st Annual Chamber Music Extravaganza

November 5th, 2014 by jsumusic

musicmainThe Jackson State University Department of Music is proud to present the First Annual Chamber Music Extravaganza on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Featured for this concert will be the JSU Brass Quintet, Percussion Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble playing a wide variety of original music, transcriptions, classical, jazz, popular music, and more!!! The show begins at 7:00 in the Jimmie James Recital Hall of the F.D. Hall Music. Admission is free.

For more information click here or call (601) 979-2141

 

 

 

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