Ally Morrison, Correspondent
Jeremy Stovall, a Jacksonville State music professor and assistant director of bands, was presented the award of “Outstanding Faculty/Staff Member of the Year” by the JSU Alumni Association on Friday, Oct. 9.
“I am incredibly honored to receive the JSU Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty/Staff Member of the Year Award,” said Stovall. “The music faculty and students at JSU are a joy to work with. I am very proud of the work we have done together and look forward to many more years at JSU.”
Asked about his teaching career at the university, Stovall detailed that this marks his fifteenth year as a faculty member. This semester, Stovall teaches courses such as Introduction to Conducting, Marching Band Techniques and Symphonic Band.
Stovall said he had the opportunity to perform with the Marching Southerners at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 2019 and traveled to Rome, Italy for the Southerners’ performance in the World Peace Parade earlier that year.
He also performed at the Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Commemoration in 2016, as well as the London New Years Day Parade in 2012.
Renée Baptiste, the JSU Department of Music’s director of music education, spoke highly of Stovall and noted the positive contributions he brings to the department. Baptiste described Stovall as “a great colleague with much energy and enthusiasm in his field.”
“He is a gifted conductor as shown by the invites he gets to guest conduct ensembles such as the University of Alabama Winds Ensemble, the Dekalb County Honor Band, and the Mississippi All-State Band,” said Baptiste.
“In the David L. Walters Department of Music, he developed the Marching Band Techniques class, which well-serves our pre-service music educators as they prepare to become future band directors,” she continued. “As Assistant Director of the Marching Southerners, he contributes much to the development of this exciting ensemble.”