Jones to Join Music Faculty at BJU

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 3, 2016) – Mr. Todd Jones  will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Division of Music in the School of Fine Arts and Communication. Jones previously served as an instructor at the University of Kentucky School of Music in Lexington, Kentucky.

“We are thrilled to have Todd Jones joining the faculty as our resident musicologist,” says Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication. “His knowledge and expertise in music history will be a superb addition to our faculty and will strengthen the hundreds of students who study under him.”

Jones earned a BA in History (2004), a MMus in Church Music (2007), and an MDiv (2010) from BJU. Jones is currently working towards a PhD in Musicology from the University of Kentucky with an expected completion date in 2017.

At the University of Kentucky, Jones served as a concert host for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, president of the Graduate Music Colloquium, assistant director of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the College of Fine Arts.

Jones won numerous awards and honors from the Society of American Music, the American Musicology Society, the University of Kentucky and Bob Jones University. He has performed at the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and with the BJU Opera Association, Chamber Singers and University Chorale.

In addition to his scholastic work, Jones served as the music director for both Boones Creek Bible Church in Johnson City, Tennessee, and Madison Baptist Church in Richmond, Kentucky. He currently serves as the assistant pastor at Stanley Heights Baptist Church in East Ridge, Tennessee, where he provides administrative leadership for several church programs, including vocal, instrumental, choral and congregational music.

“I am looking forward to serving in the Division of Music, and my family and I are excited to join the University family,” says Jones. “It’s such a privilege to help prepare generations of students for lives of academic, musical, and spiritual success.”