Russell L. Jones received a B.A. degree from Duke University, and M.M.E. and Ph.D degrees from Indiana University. He taught band, chorus, and general music in the North Carolina public schools prior to his graduate work. He has been at Pittsburg State University since receiving his doctorate. His duties at Pittsburg State include teaching Instrumental Music Education, bassoon, and some graduate courses.
In addition to bassoon, he continues to be an active performer on clarinet, saxophone, and English horn. He has performed with the Southeast Kansas Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, the Northeast Arkansas Symphony, the Ft. Smith Symphony, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Symphony, the Iola Symphony, the Southern Symphony Orchestra (Joplin), the PSU Band, as well as bands and orchestras at Indiana University and Duke University. He continues to be an active performer in chamber music, jazz, musical theater, large ensemble, and as a soloist. He also plays lead alto sax with the Crowder Jazz Orchestra.
His teachers have included Leonard Sharrow (NBC Symphony and Chicago Symphony), Wilfred Roberts (Dallas Symphony), Roy Houser (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Eric Barr (Dallas Symphony), Earl Bates, Allan Bone, and Charles Veazy. He has attended summer camps in oboe with John Mack and Joseph Robinson. He has published articles in "The Instrumentalist," "The Journal of Research in Music Education," "The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education," and "The Midwest Double Reed Society Newsletter."
M.M.E., Ph.D., Indiana University, Indiana, U.S.A.
A.B., Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.A.