Recipients of the: Legacy Award in Music Education
Dr. Joel Jones
Dr. Joel Jones attended Talladega College, where he majored in Music and earned a B.A. Degree in 1977. In 1978 Jones graduated from Northwestern University where he received his M.M. degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. In 2001 Jones capped his academic career by earning a D.M.A. degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Iowa.
Dr. Jones began his teaching career in 1978, when he taught Music at Faulkner Private School. A year later in 1979, Jones enlisted as a Music Instructor at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, where he taught for seven years. Beginning in 1989 until 1994, Dr. Jones then served as an adjunct professor of piano at Oakwood College in Huntsville, AL and an assistant professor of music at Alabama A&M also in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1994, Dr. Jones joined the Alabama State University music team, where he currently serves as associate professor of Music and director of Choral Activities.
Dr. Joel Jones boasts of a varied and impressive resume. He has held assistantships at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Jones has performed solo recitals at both Alabama A&M and at Alabama State Universities. He has also performed chamber recitals at the University of Alabama and at Alabama State University. Dr. Jones has done choral accompanying for Alabama State University Choir, Fort Valley State University Choir (GA) and for the Talladega College Choir.
Upcoming and Recent Programs
The Annual Ralph D. Abernathy Civil Rights Lecture Series
In 1955, Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy helped organize the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) and worked with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a key leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Named in memory of the noted ASU graduate and civil rights leader, this annual lecture series honors the legacy of well-known and little-known activists who contributed to the success of the modern civil rights movement. Sponsored in partnership with the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA).
Lift Every Voice:
A newsletter from The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University. Fall 2015, Vol. 1, Issue 1.
A Visual Interpretation of African-Americans’ Struggle for Recognition as Human Beings and First-Class Citizens
Commissioned by The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University
- National Center Honors Alumnus for Outstanding Years of Service
- Remembering civil rights activist Medgar Evers
- New president brings sense of urgency to Morehouse
- Jeannie Graetz Literacy Program
- Inscription On Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To Be Removed
- King's Forgotten Manifesto
- Harlem churches see gospel tourist boom on Sundays
- A Plot of Land, a Path to Freedom
- Tourism tax, like all taxes, should have a sunset