Detrich Morrison-Jones is currently the Assistant Band Director at Columbus North High School in Columbus, Indiana. He is finishing his Master’s in Wind Conducting at the University of Cincinnati’s College- Conservatory of Music. As a graduate assistant, Detrich’s duties included managing one of the five ensembles under the wind studies department, teaching undergraduate conducting, being a producer for professional recording albums, managing the growing social media page and being a librarian. Through his time as an active educator within the University of Cincinnati, Detrich is known for his organizational, leadership, and collaborative skills. Before his current studies, he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University’s- Jacobs School of Music. While at the Jacobs School of Music, he had the pleasure of working with Dale Clevenger, Jeff Nelsen, and Richard Seraphinoff. As an educator, Detrich has worked with many students ranging from elementary school age to the elderly. As a professional educator, Detrich has taught classes ranging from AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Choir, Band, Jazz, etc. All performing groups he has worked with have received the highest ratings at their prospective adjudication conferences. As an avid member of his community, Detrich has regularly given masterclasses and clinics to multiple bands and orchestras in Indiana and North Carolina. He also served as the Assistant Director of the Rivers Edge Brass Band out of Indian Hill, Ohio. In this position Detrich regularly gave concerts around the Cincinnati metropolitan area and beyond.
Detrich Morrison-Jones (Mr. MJ)
He is a dynamic, multitalented pedagogue originally from New Hill, North Carolina. His love of music originated as a member of his family's touring gospel choir named the E&S Jones family singers. This group regularly gave concerts in the Southeast. This choir of thirty powerful singers’ mission is to promote positivity and love through singing. Through these experiences, Detrich fell in love with singing. As years went by, he would eventually become the assistant director and would prepare the ensemble for the many invitations and concerts throughout the year. Since this moment, Detrich has loved to work with people to help them reach their personal and musical potential.