Music Dept. News

RMPBB Brothers pressBrothers On The Battlefield 
A theatrically-staged production including a historically-informed narrative and a multi-media presentation in honor of the end of the 150th Anniversary of The American Civil War. Six virtuoso brass musicians (plus narrator and piano) perform a broad range of music from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement.
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass
The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is widely considered to be one of the world's leading brass ensembles. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. A veritable "dream team" of virtuoso brass players, associate artists of RMPBB have appeared on the world's most prominent stages and performed with such groups as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Baltimore Symphony, the São Paolo State Symphony Orchestra, the Imani Winds, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Dallas Brass, and Boston Brass. The group burst onto the music scene with a debut performance in Philadelphia's Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall, a residency for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and a special feature on the National Public Radio show, "All Things Considered."
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Alumnus Kevin Jones Excels

February 1st, 2015 by jsumusic

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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



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.

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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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