Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jacob Kennedy is a recent graduate of the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. (Hook 'em! \m/) He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Studies as well as a Certificate of Performance in Saxophone. Teaching concurrenty at both Williams HS and Bowman MS, Jacob is fulfilling his dream in helping lead the next generation of students down the pathway of the honest musician.
Prior to his time at Williams, Jacob spent four years working as a marching/visual technician in communities surrounding the Greater Austin area and was actively involved as a private lesson instructor for two years. He has performed in every large ensemble in the band department of the Butler School of Music, among many solo and chamber engagements. He studied with Prof. Harvey Pittel and Dr. Stephen Page, earning a Certificate of Performance through additional study. In addition to major-specific coursework, Jacob was enrolled in composition lessons and took courses in arrangement and orchestration. His arrangements have been performed at both TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) and NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance). He studied conducting with Jerry Junkin, Robert Carnochan, and Glenn Richter, and is particularly drawn to the art of conducting as a means of improving communication between members of an ensemble. He hopes to one day attend graduate school in pursuit of a Master's and Doctorate degree in Wind Conducting.
1st: Assist w/ Percussion
2nd: Symphonic Band
4th: Assist with Wind Ensemble