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Mr. Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan is an accomplished young music educator based in McDonough, Georgia. Under the direction of Mr. Morgan, the Union Grove Middle School (UGMS) Band Program has increased the enrollment of the band program to its largest size in program history and has consistently earned Superior Ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluation. While serving as Director of Bands at UGMS, Mr. Morgan was also elected to serve as the Band Chair for District VI of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), developed the Henry County Unit Plans, Learning Progressions, and Learning Targets for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Middle School Band, presented professional development sessions to other teachers in Henry County Schools, and has served as a Mentor to new band directors in the county.

As an advocate for education, Mr. Morgan has presented at the Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia Music Educators’ Association conferences. Mr. Morgan has also hosted and organized many different GMEA events, including District Band Auditions and Allstate Band Auditions. Mr. Morgan is also an active member of the Musical Theatre community, serving as musical director for productions by Page1 Productions and the Henry County Players. As a performer, Mr. Morgan performs on both trumpet and piano in pit orchestras, weddings, and church ensembles and is a member of the Tara Winds Trumpet Section.

Mr. Morgan attended Kennesaw State University earning a Bachelor's degree in Music Education under the study of Dr. Douglas Lindsey. At Kennesaw State University, he participated in chamber ensembles, the Marching Owls, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble 1, Recorder Quartet, and Basketball Band. Mr. Morgan is a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), and currently serves as the Vice President of “The Marching Owls” Alumni Society (MOAS) of Kennesaw State University.