Dr. Thomas Moffett - Faculty Advisor

Dr. Thomas Moffett, Associate Professor of Music, has been a member of the TSU music faculty since 1993. Dr. Moffett serves as the administrator and supervisor for the instrumental student teachers. His other responsibilities include elementary music methods, music appreciation, and applied saxophone. Dr. Moffett received his B.S. "with distinction" in music education from Florida A&M University, his M.Ed. degree in music from Auburn University, and a Ed.D. degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Auburn University. His varied career began in 1963 as the band director at Drake High School in Auburn, and he later worked for twelve years as Director of Bands at Talbotton Road Junior High School in Columbus, Georgia. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct instrumental music instructor at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Phenix City, Alabama; Principal at St. Mary's Elementary School and Dimon Elementary School, both in Columbus, Georgia; and Coordinator of Music Education for the Muscogee County School District.

Among the many awards presented to Dr. Moffett are the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity "Achievement in Education Award" and "Distinguished Service Award", the Gallery of Distinction Recognition for Outstanding Alumni from Florida A&M University, Outstanding Service as President citation from the Muscogee Elementary Principals Association, and is listed in "Who's Who in American Education" in 1994. Dr. Moffett's professional memberships include Music Educators National Conference and Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Fraternity.


Mr. John Jinright - Faculty Advisor

John Jinright joined the School of Fine Arts faculty in 1994 as an Instructor of Music. His responsibilities include teaching piano, music theory, recital coaching and accompanying, and providing technical support for the Music Technology Lab. He is currently a doctoral student in the Curriculum and Teaching division of Auburn University's School of Education. His article "Effects of Gender, Instrument Choice and Source upon Repair Frequency" appears in the current issue of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAP BIRT~ journal.

A native of Troy, Mr. Jinright studied piano for 12 years under the instruction of TSU faculty member Violet Ervin. He graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College where he studied pipe organ under Dr. James H. Cook and percussion under ASO principal Tim Miller. In addition to numerous community and collegiate ensembles, Mr. Jinright has performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Tony Marino & the Checkmates, and Jack Marshall & the Alabama Dixiecats. He worked from 1984 to 1991 in the retail music industry before returning to Troy State University to complete a master's degree in music education.

Mr. Jinright is an active member of the College Music Society, the NAPBIRT, Music Educator's National Conference, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Fraternity, the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education and the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. His affiliations include memberships in Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In addition, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota, the Kappa Kappa Psi and the Sound of the South have all conferred honorary life memberships upon Mr. Jinright.


Jennie Mills - President

Marc McLendon - Vice President

Sarah Rhodes - Secretary

Rob Lyda - Treasurer

Erica Stewart - Publicity Chairperson


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