Doris Spooner Hall

Doris Spooner Hall's Biography

Doris Spooner Hall is an Associate Professor of Flute at Alabama A&M University and has been recognized throughout the country by a number of diverse organizations and associations. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she received her Bachelor of Music Education and a Masters of Music Education in Instrumental Music. She received the Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition, Doris received her Ph.D. in Music Education and D.M.A. from Wiltshire University in London, England. Her major teachers included Everett and Jean Timm. She has also studied in masterclasses with Julius Baker, Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Pellerite, Shaul Ben Meir, Harold Jones and the Frederick Wilkins Recording and Book.

Doris has taught masterclasses and performed solo recitals in the Alabama area. She has served as a part-time lecturer and teacher at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and at Oakwood College. Doris served as principal flutist for 18 years with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has served as an adjudicator for flute festivals and band festivals along with other competitive events, such as solo and ensemble, all-state and all-city in the Alabama area. She has taught classes on woodwinds, music history, music appreciation, conducting and private woodwind instruments. She has professionally conducted woodwind ensembles and has conducted marching and concert bands. Moreover, she has served as a clinician and consultant for band directors.

Doris has toured extensively as a performer with the International Flute Orchestra throughout Spain, Prague-Czech Republic, Bratislara, Slovakia and Slovenia. In addition, she has performed in China, Budapest, Hungary and at the 5th Slovenian Flute Festival. She has performed as a soloist in Rome, Italy and at the Easter Vigil at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

Her contributions are listed among those who are leading the way toward a more tolerant and just America as a founding member of the National Campaign for Tolerance-Civil Rights Institute. Additionally, she has logged several accomplishments via the American Biographical Institute. Honors listed under ABI include the American Medal of Honor, Great Minds of the 21st Century, Universal Award of Accomplishment, Research Board of Advisors, Great Women of the 21st Century, One Thousand Great Americans and The Genius Elite.

Through the Cambridge, England-based International Biographical Center, Doris has garnered the following distinctions: International Women of the Year, 2004; Living Legends, 2004; Lifetime Achievement One Hundred; International Order of Merit; The Order of International Fellowship; International Educator of the Year and the Hall of Fame.

Doris is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of Professionals.

Doris is a Yamaha Performing Artist as well as an Artist-In-Residency and touring artist with the Alabama State Council on The Arts. In addition, she has hosted summer programs with the College Board, Advanced Placement and Summer Youth Program for middle and high school students.

In the orchestral setting, Doris has performed under the batons of Marx Pales and Taavo Virkhaus of Huntsville, Alabama, as well as Shaul Ben Meir and John Bailey of the International Flute Orchestra.

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