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Jackson Yandell, M.M., Professor of Music, Director of Choral Ensembles
Professor Jackson Yandell currently serves as a full-time faculty member of the Music department at Mountain View College, where he is the choral director and coordinator of vocal studies. Jackson is a graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where he earned his Master's of Music degree in Choral Conducting. He also holds a Bachelor's of Music Education degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Some of his principal instructors have included Ronald Shirey, Janice Yoes, Dr. David Saladino, Dr. Graeme Langager, and J. David Brock.
Singing and learning piano from a very young age in his hometown of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jackson has since enjoyed many opportunities to participate in and educate others in the art of music. He has worked as both a free-lance and public school vocal instructor, and has also served as Assistant Choirmaster for University Christian Church in Fort Worth. Professor Yandell has enjoyed opportunities to sing as both a soloist and a choir member around the US including performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, and in countries abroad such as Italy, Vatican City, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Canada, and Jamaica. In addition to singing, Jackson has enjoyed opportunities to work in the American music industry. Serving as Associate Producer, he has sung, played drums, and directed vocalists in some of the country's finest studios in DFW, Nashville, and New York.
Professor Yandell brings to Mountain View students a well-rounded wealth of musical knowledge and experience, and takes the greatest delight in passing this enjoyment on to others. He is MVC proud because he is able to help his students achieve their goals through music.