All Press Releases for August 03, 2022

JJ Hatfield Curry Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Music Education

Ms. Curry channels years of experience into her work with Blue Mountain College

Since 2019, she has overseen the wind ensemble, the woodwind chamber ensembles, and taught beginning to advanced instrumental conducting, music theory and music methods classes.

    OXFORD, MS, August 03, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- JJ Hatfield Curry has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A third-generation flute player, Ms. Curry was inspired to pursue a career in music due to the influence of her grandfather and mother. Upon earning a Bachelor of Music Education from Delta State University in 2011, she began her career as the Director of Bands for South Pontotoc High School, where she worked for the following two years. Between 2013 and 2019, she gained valuable expertise in the field as an assistant band director for New Albany High School and the Director of Choral Activities for New Albany Middle School. Additionally, over the course of her six years with New Albany, Ms. Curry served as the Bordeaux Winter Guard director and worked as a choreographer, costume designer, and rehearsal assistant for New Albany's annual high school musical.

Driven to expand upon her education, Ms. Curry earned a Master of Music from the University of Mississippi, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi, where she is working toward the completion of a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education. Drawing on years of experience in the field, she presently serves as the Associate Director of Bands for Blue Mountain College. Since 2019, she has overseen the wind ensemble, the woodwind chamber ensembles, and taught beginning to advanced instrumental conducting, music theory and music methods classes.

Due to her vast breadth of knowledge, Ms. Curry has contributed to several projects and presentations, including "When a Woman Gets the Blues: An Exploration of Gender, Blues, and the Power of the Female Voice," "The Impact of Procedural and Strategic Practice Instruction on the Independent Practice Behaviors of Middle School Instrumentalists" and "The Development of Effective Post-Instructional Practice Methods in Beginning and Intermediate Instrumentalists: A Review of Literature."

Outside of her work, Ms. Curry aligns herself with the Hillcrest Baptist Church, as well as the honorable societies of Kappa Delta Pi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. Though her career has been filled with highlights, she is most proud to have been selected on two separate occasions to present at the National Association for Music Education's conference regarding the practice procedures of junior high school students and student-teacher-intern relationships within the context of classroom management. Looking toward the future, Ms. Curry aims to complete her doctoral degree and continue serving Blue Mountain College as a music educator and band director.

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