January 2005



Lipscomb University Department of Music
January 2005 Newsletter

In this issue

Calendar of Events for January and February
Private Instructor - Dewayne Pigg
Alumni Feature - Dr. W. David Richardson
Dr. James Jackson Feature
Where Are They Now? (Update)
Music Activities at Homecoming - Saturday, February 5


Calendar of Events for January and February


January 13 - Daniel Rushing, Senior Recital, voice, Ward Lecture Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

January 27 – Marcus Miller, Senior Recital, voice, Ward Lecture Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

February 8 - Artist Series - Orlando Consort & Lipscomb University A Cappella Singers, Christ the King Church, 3001 Belmont Blvd.

February 10 - Faculty & Friends - Diane Andersen, piano, Ward Lecture Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

February 21 - University Concert Band, Collins Alumni Auditorium, 8:00 p.m.

February 22 - University Jazz Band & Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Shamblin Theatre, 6:30 p.m.


Private Instructor - Dewayne Pigg


Dewayne Pigg, Lipscomb's private instructor in oboe, is Professor of music at Middle Tennessee State University and is also the Assistant Director of the Robert W. McLean School of Music.  He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of the Stones River Chamber Players.  Dewayne was executive producer on the SRCP's first CD, released in 1996, and this CD can be heard on NPR stations around the nation.  He is a member of the Belmont Chamber Winds, and he was a member of the Nashville Symphony from 1972 until 1997 and the Middle Tennessee Symphony from 1982 until 1993.  He has also served as a faculty member for the Governor's School for the Arts in Tennessee; and he is presently the director of the Nashville Double Reed Ensemble, an ensemble with some Lipscomb ties.  (See the newsletter for June 2004).


He continues to be a frequent performer on oboe, English horn and oboe d'amore in Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Nassau, Bahamas, England, Canada, Spain, Greece and Germany.  In addition to his symphonic experience, he remains active in chamber music, recording sessions, and live radio performances. 


Alumni Feature - Dr. W. David Richardson


Dr. David Richardson, a December 1995 graduate, is currently serving as Orchestra Director at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia and as adjunct music education faculty at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. His duties at Piedmont include conducting the wind ensemble and teaching education courses and applied lessons. In addition to his studies at Lipscomb, Dr. Richardson has received the Master of Music Education and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degrees from the University of Georgia.  Following his graduation from Lipscomb, Dr. Richardson held the position of Director of Bands and Orchestra at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Georgia, taught in the inner-city schools of Augusta, Georgia, and also served as Director of Bands at Aiken High School in Aiken, South Carolina.  


While attending the University of Georgia, David served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with both the University Bands and the Theory Department.  His duties with the University Bands included assisting with and directing five of the university instrumental ensembles. During his time at UGA, he was awarded the School of Music Director's Excellence Award and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Community.


David continues to perform with such ensembles as the Savannah River Winds, and he will soon have his article "Original Secular Works for Band and Chorus" published in The Instrumentalist magazine. His professional associations have included the College Band Directors National Association, Conductor's Guild, College Music Society, MENC, Georgia Music Educators Association, and the South Carolina Music Educators Association.  To learn more about David’s professional activities, visit his web site at http://wdavidrichardson.org.


Dr. James Jackson Feature


In 1995, Dr. James Jackson retired from the Lipscomb University faculty.  For seventeen years he served the university as teacher and chair of the Department of Music where he was known affectionately to many as “Dr. J.”  His special interests as teacher and chair were choral music and church music.  He directed several of the choral ensembles, coached the men’s quartet, taught music education classes, and taught classes in church music.  He developed the Church Music Minor, and was the guiding force in the initial accreditation of the Lipscomb music program in the National Association of Schools of Music in 1993.


Dr. Jackson received music degrees from Abilene Christian University, the University of North Texas, and the University of Oklahoma.  Before moving to Lipscomb, Jim was a choral director in the public and private schools in Texas.  He also served as the dean and choral director at Christian College of the Southwest, an institution which later merged with Abilene Christian University.


Today, Jim stays active in real estate and community service.  He serves as a deacon for the church of Christ on Granny White Pike where he leads congregational singing and also plans and organizes activities for the “Gran-timers.”  Jim and his wife Pat live near the Lipscomb campus and close to their two children and three granddaughters. 


Where Are They Now? (Update)


Lipscomb music graduates not listed completely or accurately previously:




Lee Milam - worship and family minister in Huntsville, AL

      formerly a high school choral director

      degree in counseling from Alabama A&M




Peggy Taylor Wilson - licensed massage therapist in Casper, Wyoming

      formerly a private piano teacher and real estate agent

      degrees from David Logan Real Estate School and

      Cumberland Institute for Massage Therapy


Music Activities at Homecoming - Saturday, February 5 


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Brunch for alumni from all academic departments in the Student Activities Center


11:00 a.m. - Reception for all present and alumnae members of Sigma Alpha Iota in music room 120


1:00 p.m. - Performance by the Lipscomb A Cappella Singers in Collins Alumni Auditorium


For more details concerning other Homecoming activities check, the following web address:   




To contact the Music Department:


Call: (800) 333-4358 ext. 5929 or (615) 279-5929.

Write to us at:

Department of Music

Lipscomb University

3901 Granny White Pike

Nashville, TN 37204

E-mail: marilyn.smith@lipscomb.edu


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