Jordan E. Kinsey is first year as Director of Bands and Music Education at Wesley College. In addition to leadership of the marching band and Wind Symphony, Dr. Kinsey teaches musical theatre and jazz appreciation courses in the core liberal arts curriculum and is tasked with designing and implementing new undergraduate and graduate programs in music education.
Praised as a tireless and dynamic educator, Dr. Kinsey taught instrumental and vocal music in the public schools of Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and Pennsylvania before entering doctoral studies. A native of Paducah, KY, he holds the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Murray State University, the Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Southern Illinois University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he was a student of Kraig Alan Williams and William L. Berz.
A Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve, Dr. Kinsey currently serves as enlisted conductor of the 380th Army Band in Richmond, Virginia. He is a member of the Delaware Music Educators Association, International Tuba-Euphonium Association, National Association for Music Education, International Society for Music Education, the College Band Directors National Association, and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. He is a life member of the International Percy Grainger Society. In his spare time, he operates a successful clarinet repair shop from the home in Smyrna that he shares with his partner, clarinetist Christopher Nichols, and Finzi the Pomeranian.
Dr. Kinsey has published articles in Teaching Music, the WASBE Journal, and the Journal of Band Research and is a book reviewer for Music Educators Journal. Combining a passion for research with his activities as a conductor, he has been invited to present sessions at the New Jersey and Delaware Music Educators Association conferences, the International Society for Music Education conference, the International Society for the Promotion and Research of Wind Music Conference, and the National Association for Music Education National Conference.
Smyrna, DE 19711