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Contact Information w w w. j s u m s . e d u / m u s i c

Department of Music

Department of Music Dr. Darcie Bishop, Interim Chair

Faculty & Student Organizations National Associations of Schools of Music National Association for Music Education Music Teachers National Association National Association of Teachers of Singing Phi Mu Alpha—Music Fraternity Tau Beta Sigma—Band Sorority

Student Ensembles • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Marching Band Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert Band Choir & Chorale JSU Singers Jazz Ensembles I & II Vocal Jazz Ensemble Jazz Combo Orchestra & String Ensemble Woodwind Ensemble Brasswind Ensemble Percussion Ensemble Brass Quintet Opera/Theatre Workshop

Principal Recruiter Mr. O’neill Sanford Director of Bands Mr. Dowell Taylor

College of Liberal Arts

Director of Choral Activities Mr. Willenham Castilla Director of Orchestral Studies Dr. Robert Blaine Director of Keyboard Activities Dr. Karen Laubengayer

Brochure Title

National Appearances & Recent Awards Keyboard Activities

Mission Statement The Department of Music is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities in music education, performance, and technology, and enabling students to develop the skills required to assume leadership roles in music education, the music industry, and supporting fields. The Department of Music offers courses and performance opportunities which broaden music education in the liberal arts tradition and provide artistic enrichment for students, faculty, the community, state and nation. To this end, and in alignment with the mission of the university as a whole, the Department of Music resolves to: • Sustain an environment which is supportive and stimulating for students and faculty, and which challenges them to explore exciting new ideas and reach their highest potential • Provide competitive, accredited, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in music education and performance • Engage music majors and non-music majors alike in opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding, and ability in all aspects of music • Inspire students and faculty to participate globally in culturally enriching activities

Mississippi Music Teachers Association State College Competition (MMTA) for the Junior/Senior Solo Piano Division Spring 2013 Mr. Jacob Dodd (’13), First place winner and Mr. Eddie Crews (‘14) Third place winner 2012 James A. Hefner National HBCU Piano Competition M r. J a c o b D o d d ( ’ 1 3 ) , F i r s t p l a c e w i n n e r, Ms. Tiffany Williams (‘13) and Mr. Eddie Crews (‘14) Third place winners

JSU Marching Band “Sonic Boom of the South” HLN documentary entitled “Making of a Drum Major” national broadcast Spring 2013 Featured in ESPN Magazine Fall 2012 Honda “Battle of the Bands”, Atlanta, Georgia 2013

Choral Activiteis & Vocal Studies National Soloist Award Competition sponsored by 105 Voices of History Choir, Washington, D.C. June 2013 Ms. Tiffany Williams (’13) First place winner Mississippi Music Teachers Association State College Competition (MMTA) for the Freshman/Sophmore Solo Vocal Division Spring 2013 Mr. Edwin Davis (‘15) First place winner

Degree Programs • • •

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Bachelor of Music Education Bachelor of Music Education (Jazz Emphasis) Bachelor of Music in Performance Piano Vocal Instrumental Bachelor of Music in Music Technology Master of Music Education Minor in Music

Departmentofmusic brochure final dec 11 13  
Departmentofmusic brochure final dec 11 13