Meet Rufus Jones Jr. DMA and learn about his career and his latest project, "Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad," which is the first full-length biography of this great American conductor. Jones, a scholar and a conductor, brings to light a literal treasure trove of unpublished primary sources to tell the inspiring story of Dixon’s musical beginnings and transformations.
The evening includes performances by The Star Center Children’s Theatre and Solomon Johnson. This free event is open to everyone and will interest anyone. At Cone Park Library Sept 30th 6-7:30pm.
Dr. Rufus Jones Jr. has degrees in Music and Orchestral Conducting from the University of Texas, the State University of New York, and Texas Tech University. Dr. Jones has studied with internationally recognized conductors like Louis Lane, Gustav Meier, Kirk Trevor, Donald Portnoy, Timothy Perry, Kenneth Kiesler, and Gary Lewis. He has worked with or conducted youth, university, and professional orchestras like the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Shreveport Symphony, Siena Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Youth Syphony, Omaha Area Youth Symphony, Binghamton Youth Symphony, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Prior to moving to South Florida, Dr. Jones was Assistant Professor of Music at Georgetown Universtiy in Washington D.C. He has also taught courses in music theory, music history, and conducting. His research has focused on African American classical musicians. For more information please visit his website.
Check out Jones and the Washington Sinfonietta performing Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 below.