Assistant Director of Choral Activities
Director of Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Loretta Galbreath holds degrees from Lincoln University of Missouri (BME), University of Missouri-Columbia (MME), and the American Conservatory of Music (DMA in Choral Conducting).
Prior to her position at JSU, she taught at Jefferson City Public Schools and was the Director of Choral Activities at Lincoln University of Missouri. Dr. Galbreath’s many accomplishments while teaching at Lincoln University culminated with her participation in a recording with the Lincoln University Vocal Ensemble and national recording artist “Nelly”. She has been a guest organist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Charleston Symphony Gospel Choir.
Dr. Galbreath has been a presenter at the Missouri Music Educator’s Conference, a presenter at the Church Music Workshop at Jackson State University, named Who’s Who Among Teachers and Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women, Who’s Who of American Women, and was recently named Who’s Who in Black Mississippi and served as Jackson Public Schools High School Choral Clinician. She is currently the director of the JSU University Choir, Women’s Chorus, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, teaches applied voice and other related courses.
Dr. Galbreath is an active member in several professional organizations including ACDA, NCCO, NAfME, JEN, NATS, and SAI.
She successfully organized a vocal jazz ensemble at Jackson State University ( the first ensemble in the history of JSU) and produced the first CD “The Jazz Experience” released Spring 2010.
Additional Professional Accomplishments include:
Dr. Galbreath is a member of the New Horizon Church International in Jackson, Mississippi and is currently serving as Music Director at Shekinah Glory Baptist Church.