Dr. Charles Jackson
Dr. Charles R. Jackson has completed 37 years as a music educator and currently serves as Part-Time Assistant Professor of Music at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Prior to his appointment at KSU, Dr. Jackson served 34 years as Director of Bands at the high school, junior high school, and middle school levels, with 28 of those years in Cobb County, GA. He has conducted honor bands in Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and is currently the conductor of the Cobb New Horizons Symphonic Band based in Cobb County, GA. In addition to being on demand as a band clinician, conductor, and adjudicator, Dr. Jackson serves as a clinician for over 400 trumpet students each month for the public and private schools in Cobb County and the surrounding areas. He is a principal author for Teaching Music Through Performance in the Middle School Band (GIA), and the author of The Band Director’s Book of Secrets soon to be published through Barnhouse. He completed the Bachelor of Music Education degree (University of Southern Mississippi), the Master of Science degree in Music Education (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign); the Education Specialist degree in Instrumental Music Education (Georgia State University); and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree (Shenandoah Conservatory). This summer, he celebrates his 10th year serving on staff for the Music for All Summer Symposium. Dr. Jackson is the Faculty Advisor for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at KSU, and is the Part-Time Faculty Council representative for the School of Music. He and his wife, Jane, have four children and live in Kennesaw, GA.