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Jay Dean

Dr. Jay Dean

Full Professor

Bio

From 1988 until 2018 Jay Dean was the Music Director of The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Under his leadership the state’s oldest symphony orchestra achieved an international reputation that has helped enhance the cultural image of the state. He and the USM Symphony Orchestra performed with some of the most significant classical and popular music artists in the world. Other duties at Southern Miss include being the Artistic Director of the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company and the Executive Director of the Arts Institute of Mississippi. In 2015 he was appointed Executive Director of the Arts Institute of Mississippi and in 2018 he was appointed the Associate Dean for Arts an External Relations.

  • DMA - University of Texas at Austin (1989)
  • MM - Univ of Southern Mississippi (1977)
  • BM - Univ of Southern Mississippi (1975)

TEACHING- COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

MUSIC
• MUS 131 -Introduction to Music Literature
• MUS 365 -The Enjoyment of Music
• MUS 431 -History of Opera
• MUS 492 -Special Problems in Conducting
• MUS 531 -History of Opera
• MUS 550 -Symphonic Literature
• MUS 630 -Graduate Music History Review
• MUS 692 -Special Problems in Arts Administration
• MUS 896 -Score Reading I
• MUS 897 -Score Reading II


MUSIC PERFORMANCE

• MUP 481/681- Orchestra (Symphony, Ballet, Opera, Chamber, and
Repertoire)
• MUP 490/690- Opera Theatre
• MUP 494 -Major Solo Role in an Opera
• MUP 794 -Major Solo Role in an Opera
• MUP 731 -Basic Graduate Conducting
• MUP 732 -Advanced Graduate Conducting
• MUP 733 -Advanced Graduate Conducting

MUSIC EDUCATION

• MED 221 -String Methods - Upper Strings
• MED 222 -String Methods - Lower Strings
• MED 331 -Basic Undergraduate Conducting
• MED 332 -Advanced Instrumental Conducting
• MED 412 -Instrumental Methods and Curriculum Problems (Strings)
• MED 731 -Basic Graduate Conducting
• MED 732 -Advanced Graduate Conducting
• MED 733 -Advanced Graduate Conducting
• MED 737 -String Techniques and Materials

HONORS COLLEGE

• HON 403 -Literature as Opera
• HON 403 -Introduction to Opera

  • Concerto in E Major for flute and orchestra by Domenico Cimarosa
    Performance of Concerto in E Major for flute and orchestra by Domenico Cimarosa with the The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
  • Concerto in D Major for flute and orchestra by W. A. Mozart
    Performance of Concerto in D Major for flute and orchestra by W. A. Mozart with the The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
  • Concerto for flute and harp by W. A. Mozart K. 299
    Performance of Concerto for flute and harp by W. A. Mozart K. 299 with the Natchez Music Festival Symphony Orchestra.
  • Canto for flute and orchestra by Luigi Zaninelli
    Performance of Canto for flute and orchestra by Luigi Zaninelli with the The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

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Contact Me

Mannoni Performing Arts Center (PAC) 212 map

Hattiesburg

Email
Jay.DeanFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4001

Areas of Expertise

Acting Director, Orchestral and Operatic Conducting