Dr. John Southall

Dr. John Southall


John K. Southall, PhD currently serves as the Chair of the Performing & Visual Arts Department, Director of Bands and Coordinator of Music Education at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. He is the Professional Development Conference Chairman and Past President of the Florida Music Education Association. He currently serves as the Music Director of the Port St. Lucie Community Band. He also serves on the advisory board for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference. Dr. Southall has served as Chairman of the FMEA Finance committee, an editorial board member for the Research Perspectives in Music Education Journal and is a contributing author for the Florida Music Director magazine.

Dr. Southall was honored as a Music Education Legend by the Midwest International Band & Orchestra Conference. He is a recipient of the Midwest International Clinic Conference Medal of Honor. He was awarded the Conference Service Award by the Florida Music Education Association. He has been recently accepted into the American Bandmasters Association. He is a two-time recipient of the Indian River State College Endowed Teaching Chair in Fine Arts Award. Dr. Southall was also honored as the FMEA Florida College Music Educator of the Year, the Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year (FL) and the Western High School Teacher of the Year (FL). Dr. Southall has been an active music education advocate, conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and presenter across the United States for over 36 years. He received the PhD and the MME from Florida State University and the BME from Florida A&M University. He has served on the faculties of Florida State University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Nova Southeastern University and Broward Community College.

He has served as the music curriculum specialist, K-12 (FL), and President of the Broward County Music Educators Association (FL). He has also served as the director of bands at Western, Piper and Ely high schools in Broward County Florida. Dr. Southall is a member of the Florida Music Education Association, the American Bandmasters Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Florida College Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

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