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Jacquelyn Denson Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Chorus, Chorus Advance, Music Appreciation

Education

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1979  Diploma, T.R. Miller High School, Brewton, Alabama

1983  Bachelor of Arts, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama

1997  Master of Music Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

2007 Doctorate of Ministry , Covington Theological Seminary, Rossville, Georgia

 



Experience

1983-1985  Music Instructor, Southern Normal High School, Brewton, Alabama

1985 - 1986  Adjunct Music Teacher, Patrick Henry Jr. College (Alabama Southern)

1986 -1989  Social Worker, Monroe County Department of Human Resources, Medicaid Waiver

1989 - 1991  Itinerant Music Teacher,  Monroe County Schools

1991 - 1997  Self employed, Private Music Studio

1997 - present  Music Instructor/Choral Director, Wilcox Central High School

2003 - 2005  Adjunct Music Professor, Jefferson Davis Community College, Brewton, Alabama



Bio

 Dr. Jacquelyn L. Denson was born in Anniston, Alabama and was nurtured in Brewton, Alabama.  She is the oldest of three children born to the late Reverend Dr. Herman J. Lancaster and Mrs. Emma Q. Lancaster.  She graduated from T.R. Miller High School in 1979.  That same year she was the talent winner of the Escambia County Jr. Miss Pageant.   She graduated from Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance.  In 1997 she received the Master of Music Education degree from Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama. 

Dr. Denson lived in Monroeville, Alabama for 21 years.  While there, she founded and directed the Monroe County Interdenominational Mass Choir.  The choir has traveled extensively with the play, "To Kill A Mockingbird" to the following places:  Jerusalem, Israel (1996), Kingston-Upon-Hull, England (1998), The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC (2000), London, England (2004) and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (2005). The choir has been the opener for national gospel recording artists Richard Smallwood, Fred Hammond and Dottie Peoples.  

The Choir performed in Hong Kong, China in 2012 for the Asian Society.She has produced two CD's for the Monroe County Interdenominational Mass Choir, "Breaking Away" and "Spiritual Circle". 

Dr. Denson has also been involved in a project with, as Entertainment Tonight” Executive Producer:  Linda Bell Blue dubbed , The Artist to The  Stars, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi.  Dr. Nicolosi was commissioned to create a stamp for the US Postal Service in commeration of the 50th Anniversary of the book, "To Kill A Mockingbird".  He has created portraits for a galaxy of celebrities, including Ashton  Kutch1`er, Brandon Roth, Debbie Reynolds, Kirk Douglas, Author;  Harper Lee, HRH Prince Charles of England (His  Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales), Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Mrs.  Frank Sinatra, President Barack Obama and most recently Helen Reddy and the Commadores, among many  others.

 

Dr. Denson is the Presiding Elder of the Camden District of the 9th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She and her husband, the Reverend Willie J. Denson reside in Andalusia, Alabama.

 "I believe that music is vital in the education process.  No education is complete without music.  My goal as a music educator is to encourage students to excel academically, socially and musically."

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