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percussionist , Education program administrator

William Adrian Jones, educator, program developer, musician. Certified professional teaching Florida, 2008; teacher Florida, 2003. Member of Mortar Board, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Golden Key, Cum Laude Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.


Jones, William Adrian was born on February 27, 1962 in Oakland City, Indiana, United States. Son of Rene Ardell McCormick.


Bachelor of Science in Music Management, University Evansville, Indiana, 1985. Bachelor in Spanish, University Evansville, Indiana, 1986. Bachelor of Music in Music Performance with distinction, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1990.

Master of Music in Performance, University Kentucky, Lexington, 1993.


Instructor, composer, arranger various marching band programs, Indiana, Kentucky, 1982—1986. Percussionist Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, 1981—1983, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, 1981—1983, Evansville Symphonic Band, 1983—1985, Tales and Scales Performing Arts Troupe, Evansville, 1986—1987, Encore Dinner Theatre, Evansville, 1986—1987. Education program coordinator Lexington Children's Museum, Kentucky, 1992—1994.

Children's summer program coordinator Lexington Community College, 1994. Camp counselor, percussion instructor Culver Summer Camps, Indiana, 1996. Assistant band director, assistant counselor Culver Military Academy, 1996.

Freelance percussionist Evansville, 1999—2004. Percussion instructor, arranger Central High School, 1999—2000. Co-founder, manager, percussionist, co-arranger La Mezcla Musical Group, 2000—2001.

Developer, instructor After School Percussion Program, Delaware Elementary School, 2000—2001. Founder, drum circle and drum facilitator Deaconess Hospital Resource Center for Healthy Living, 2000—2003. Private instructor Moore Music Guitar and Drum Center, 2000—2003.

Founder, manager, percussionist, composer NVISION World Drumming Ensemble, 2003—2004. Percussion instructor, composer, arranger Princeton Community High School, 2002—2003. Freelance percussionist Miami, Florida, since 2004.

Developer K-6 music program, teacher Downtown Miami Charter School, 2004—2007. DMCS site coordinator & Latin percussion instructor American Children Orchestras Peace, Inc., 2005—2006. Dance accompanist New World School Arts, Miami, Florida, 2008.

Graduate educator Preparation Institute Miami Dade College, 2008. Teacher of gifted Miami Dade College, 2009. Program developer Cinco De Mayo Celebration, Evansville, Indiana, 2000, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Evansville, 2001—2002, Juneteenth Celebration, Evansville, 2003—2004.

Developer K-8 Instrumental Music. Program teacher Hollywood Academy Arts and Sciences Charter School, Florida, since 2009.


  • Certified professional teaching Florida, 2008. Teacher Florida, 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Counselor Culver Summer Upper Camps, summer 1996. Member Kentucky Alliance for Arts Education (board directors, secretary 1994-1995), PercussiveArts Society, Mortar Board, BSU Alumni and Friends Association (interim president 1995), Golden Key, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Mu alpha. M C.


Rene Ardell McCormick. Jones