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Percussion

ph. 715-394-8255
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Music Department - UW-Superior

After growing up in South Dakota, Brett Jones attended the University of Colorado where he earned a degree in Music Education. He continued his studies at Texas Tech University where he earned both a Master of Music degree, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance. His primary teachers include Alan Shinn, Lisa Rogers, Doug Walter, Don N. Parker, John R. Beck, and Gene Holter.  

Jones served on the faculty of Texas Tech University from 2003-2004, and Blinn College from 2004-2007. He has regularly performed in the percussion sections of the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. Jones also served as the Principal Percussionist of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2007.  

His publications include articles in Percussive Notes, The Instrumentalist, and School Band and Orchestra Magazine, and compositions and arrangements published by C. Alan Publications, HoneyRock, and HaMaR Percussion Publications.

Jones was a featured presenter at 2012 National Conference of Percussion Pedagogy, the Wisconsin Percussive Arts Society's Day of Percussion in 2010, and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio in 2002.  Jones endorses Encore mallets, Silverfox drumsticks, and Grover Pro Percussion.  

Jones currently serves as the Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He is known as the foremost expert on Robert Kreutz's marimba music. His doctoral research culminated in his paper entitled The Marimba Music of Robert E. Kreutz: A Stylistic Study of the Choral Influences in his Compositions for Marimba which has been published in the Percussive Arts Society's Online Research Journal. Jones resides in Superior with his wife, Meghan and their five children.

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Jones, Brett
Fall Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/16/14 11:45 AM.

Fall Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSI - MusicTop of Page
1572MUSI 108Percussion Ensemble
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Course Can't Be Taken Pass/Fail
0010.00 - 1.00 FA2133MWF2:00PM- 2:50PM8 of 10
1583MUSI 118Steel Drum Ensemble
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Instructor Consent Required
0010.00 - 1.00 FA1165TTh5:30PM- 7:00PM8 of 8
Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail Ensemble will meet in Thorpe Langley Auditorium
1535MUSI 129Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 2.00 FA1119ARR4 of 5
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit.
1596MUSI 157Percussion Repertory/Pedagogy
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 FA1119ARR2 of 2
Course Can't Be Taken Pass/Fail
1603MUSI 161Music And World Culture
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Course Can't Be Taken Pass/Fail
0023.00 FA2125MWF1:00PM- 1:50PM18 of 45
1612MUSI 229Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0014.00 FA1119ARR2 of 2
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to performance majors only. Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail
1654MUSI 329Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 2.00 FA1119ARR2 of 2
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit
1602MUSI 357Percussion Repertory/Pedagogy
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0011.00 FA1119ARR2 of 2
1665MUSI 367Marching Band Techniques
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Course Can't Be Taken Pass/Fail
0011.00 FA2133M5:00PM- 7:00PM7 of 10
1672MUSI 395Half Recital
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Instructor Consent Required
0061.00 FA1119ARR3 of 3
Course Can't Be Taken Pass/Fail Prerequisite: consent of music faculty in area of applied study.
1636MUSI 429Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0014.00 FA1119ARR2 of 2
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to performance majors only. Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail
1682MUSI 495Full Recital
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Instructor Consent Required
0062.00 FA1119ARR2 of 2
Course Can't Be Taken Pass/Fail Prerequisite: MUSI 395 and permission of faculty in area of applied study.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/16/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Jones, Brett
Summer Session 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/16/14 11:45 AM.

Summer Session 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSI - MusicTop of Page
1379MUSI 490Independent Study
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Music of Scotland & the World
Q013.00 ARR5 of 5
7/12/14 - 8/1/14
Examination of special topics in world music styles and cultures with emphasis on folk music traditions of Scotland. Required individual research and writing. Field trips to include visits to St. Cecilia’s Musical Instrument Museum, the National Museum, a jazz performance, folk music performances and a ceilidh dance. Required listening and hands-on learning. Prerequisite: Music and World Culture (MUSI 161), or consent of instructor. Textbook: Miller, Terry and Shahriari, Andrew (2012)?World Music: A Global Journey with CD (3rd edition, including CDs)?Routledge?ISBN: 0415808235 ISBN 13: 9780415808231

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/16/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Jones, Brett
Spring Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/16/14 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSI - MusicTop of Page
1440MUSI 108Percussion Ensemble
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0010.00 - 1.00 FA2133MWF2:00PM- 2:50PM4 of 10
1594MUSI 118Steel Drum Ensemble
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Course Can't Be Taken Pass/Fail
0010.00 - 1.00 FA1165TTh5:30PM- 6:45PM4 of 9
1447MUSI 129Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 2.00 FA1119ARR3 of 7
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit.
1463MUSI 157Percussion Repertory/Pedagogy
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0011.00 ARR3 of 3
1599MUSI 161Music And World Culture
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0033.00 FA2125MWF1:00PM- 1:50PM0 of 45
1531MUSI 229Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0014.00 FA1119ARR2 of 2
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only.
1481MUSI 308Percussion Ensemble
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0010.00 - 1.00 FA2133MWF2:00PM- 2:50PM2 of 3
1498MUSI 329Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0011.00 - 2.00 FA1119ARR3 of 3
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit.
1521MUSI 357Percussion Repertory/Pedagogy
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0011.00 ARR3 of 3
1584MUSI 395Half Recital
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0071.00 ARR5 of 5
1550MUSI 429Applied Music-Percussion
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Instructor Consent Required
0014.00 FA1119ARR1 of 2
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only.
1585MUSI 495Full Recital
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Instructor Consent Required
0072.00 ARR3 of 4

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/16/14 11:45 AM.


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