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Dr. Jianjun He
Professor of Music Composition & Theory
Fine Arts Music
Jianjun He, a native of China, received his B.A. in violin performance from Northwestern National University, M.A. in music theory from The Arts Academy of China, and D.M.A. in composition from West Virginia University where he studied composition with John Beall. His compositions, numbering over eighty for a wide variety of media, are enjoying growing success in Asia and the United States. They have been featured at numerous new music related festivals and conferences, including nine performances at the SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.) and CMS (College Music Society) national conferences. CD recordings are available on ERM, VMM, Mark Masters, New Ariel, Innova, Curvepoint, and Da Di labels. In addition to his musical creation, he has published books and research papers on music theory, compositional techniques, ethnomusicology, and music education. Dr. He is currently on the faculty of Jacksonville University (FL) teaching composition and music theory. He was a former faculty member at Ningxia University (Yinchuan, China), Slippery Rock University (PA), Stephen F Austin State University (TX), and Casper College (WY). He is also an honorary professor at several Chinese institutions including Hunan Normal University, Yantai University, Ningxia University, and Beifang University for Nationalities. Teaching related awards include “Ningxia University Young Teacher’s Award for Excellence (1991),” “Excellent Teacher of Ningxia (1993),” “Casper College Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award (2008),” and “Jacksonville University Excellence Award in Teaching (2014).”
- BA Violin Performance, Northwestern National University
- MA Music Theory, Arts Academy of China
- DMA Compositions, West Virginia University