Jefferson Grant

Jefferson Grant's Biography

Dr. Jefferson Grant is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. Dr. Grant holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in performance and music theory from The University of Southern Mississippi, as well as a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree from Columbus State University and the University of Louisville respectively. His primary teachers include Dr. John Wooton, Dr. Greg Byrne, James Campbell, Brian Mason, Bret Kuhn, Troy Breaux, Dr. Frederick Speck and Dr. Thomas Fraschillo.

He has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Spirit of Atlanta and Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, the Lagrange Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Atlanta Symphonic Band, and the Dan Adams Band with whom he released one full-length album and one EP on the Kudzu Record Label.

Dr. Grant has served as a marching percussion consultant at many schools including Bands of America St. Louis Regional Champion Male High School located in Louisville, Kentucky; 2005 Class A Indiana State Champion Paoli High School located in Paoli, Indiana; and on the university level at Auburn University located in Auburn, Alabama; The University of Louisville located in Louisville, Kentucky; and The University of Tennessee located in Knoxville, Tennessee; and in 2005 with the Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, located in Memphis, Tennessee. While at Prattville High School, located in Prattville, Alabama, both of the Prattville indoor percussion ensembles won Gold Medals in 2010 as well as medaling every year at Southeastern Color Guard Circuit Championships.

Dr. Grant is an active arranger, adjudicator, and clinician. His articles have appeared in Percussive Notes, and he has presented clinics at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), University of Louisville Percussion Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University music camps, National Conference of Percussion Pedagogy, AMEA, GMEA and the Mississippi Bandmasters State Convention. Dr. Grant is also the co-founder of the Southeastern Percussion Festival (SEPF) and has served on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) and is the former President–Elect of the Alabama Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.

He is a member of Delta Chi, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, The Percussive Arts Society, and NAfME. Dr. Grant is proud to endorse and support Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Sabian cymbals, and Yamaha drums.

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