Dr. David P. Jones

David Jones


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(360) 417-6405
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DM in Composition: Indiana University (1995), (minors in theory and jazz studies)
MM in Composition: New England Conservatory of Music (1991)
BM in Composition: University of Washington (1989)

I currently teach Music Appreciation, History of Rock Music and Music Theory at PC.

My compositions have received over 300 performances in Paris, Stockholm, New York (including Carnegie Recital Hall), Boston, Miami, Cleveland, St. Paul, Seattle, San Antonio, Tanglewood Festival, Interlochen Festival, and many other locations in France, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Japan, Malaysia and the USA. Performers have included St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Bob Curnow Big Band, Mark Hetzler, Louisville Brass Ensemble, Boston Trombone Quartet.

Composition awards received from St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Marimolin, Society of Composers, International Trumpet Guild, International Horn Society, International Trombone Association, and the Percussive Arts Society.  Music released on twenty commercial CD’s on Polymnie (France); Nosag (Sweden); and Summit, Centaur and Coronet (USA).

Research / Professional Interests:

My compositional activities have fully engaged my background and training in Western Art music, jazz, rock, and various world traditions.  I have composed over fifty works for the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble.  Other recent works are scheduled for premiere by the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Jason Horowitz (First Violin with the Boston Symphony), and faculty performers from Washington State University and Southern Oregon University.  I have also been commissioned to compose a work for wind ensemble by Gardner-Webb University (Greensboro, NC).

My research in the area of music history has resulted in the creation (and frequent revision) of two courses: Music Appreciation and History of Rock Music.

I am constantly looking for new ways to increase my effectiveness of a teacher of music appreciation, jazz ensemble, composition and piano in the context of a community-college environment.