H. Keith Jackson


Member, Commission on Accreditation
Elected November 2016, term ends November 2019

H. Keith Jackson is Professor of Music and Director of the School of Music at West Virginia University (WVU). Prior to joining the faculty at WVU in 1995, he served on the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, St. Augustine College, and the North Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts.

Professor Jackson is active in both classical and jazz styles as a performer and clinician. As a recording artist he can be heard on the recent release, Joyful Jazz, with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. In recent years he has given performances and clinics in Europe, South America, and Asia. Recently he participated in the Consortium Commission of a new work for Trombone and Band, Divertimento, by Jack Stamp, and has been involved in the commission and premiere of a work by Shulamit Ran.

Professor Jackson’s performance credits include the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the River City Brass Band, the Phoenix Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, the Crown Chamber Brass, and appearances on recordings and public television. He has performed on several occasions at both the International Trombone Festival and the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington D.C. In addition to his work at WVU, Professor Jackson serves the Morgantown community as Past President of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival.

He has served NASM as a member of the 2015 Nominating Committee and as Vice Chair of Region 6 from 2012-2014.

Professor Jackson earned both the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Performance from Arizona State University. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Posted December 2016