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This profile was last updated on 5/23/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Mrs. Donna W. McCommon

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Member of Music Educators Nationa...

American Choral Directors Association
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Southern Division High School Chair, Mississippi ACDA Treasurer
    American Choral Directors Association
  • Board Member, Chairman of State Music In Our Schools, District Chairman, District Treasurer
    Mississippi Music Educators Association
  • Board Member
    Mississippi ACDA

Education

  • Masters of Music , Education
    Mississippi College
  • Bachelor of Music Education , Education
    Mississippi College
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Web References
Faculty
www.pearlsingers.com, 23 May 2011 [cached]
Donna McCommon and Angie Rawls
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Donna W. McCommon
Donna W. McCommon, a Mississippi native, is currently Chairman of the Fine Arts Department for Pearl Public Schools and Director of Choral Activities at Pearl High School. Mrs. McCommon has taught for more than 30 years, 23 of which have included junior and senior high choirs and ensembles. She is teaching her 29th year at Pearl High School. Prior to Pearl, she was Choral Director at Jackson Academy in Jackson, Mississippi and Aberdeen Junior and Senior High Schools in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
She is a member of Music Educators National Conference, Mississippi Music Educators Association (MMEA) and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She has served as a MMEA Board Member, Chairman of "State Music in our Schools", District Chairman, District Treasurer, State Secretary, State Chairman Elect, State Chairman and Choral Camp Treasurer. She has served as ACDA Southern Division High School Chair, Mississippi ACDA Treasurer, High School Chair and All State Chair. She has organized and coordinated the Mississippi ACDA All State Honor Choir since its inception more than 20 years ago. She currently serves and treasurer of the Southern Division of ACDA which encompasses 11 states. In 1998, she was awarded the "Ernestine Ferrell Award for Choral Excellence" by Mississippi ACDA. She has served as President for Mississippi ACDA. She is also a member of National Federation Interscholastic Music Association (NFIMA). NFIMA awarded Mrs. McCommon the "Outstanding Music Educator for Mississippi" award in 1999 and the "Section Three Outstanding Music Educator" award for 2000.
Mrs. McCommon has been a clinician for both junior and senior high choirs. She has served as an adjudicator in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia. She has performed with the Jackson Choral Society, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Opera Chorus, Jackson’s New Stage Theatre and as a soloist in the Jackson Metro area.
Mrs. McCommon has previously made concert tours of Europe as Assistant Director of the Mississippi Youth Chorale (1978), the Natchez-Callaway Singers (1981), Jackson Choral Society, (1982 & 1984). Pearl Singers, under her direction, have made three European tours which included the International Youth & Music Festival in Vienna, Austria (1989) and a concert tour in 1994 and the London Parade Festival in 1997.
Mrs. McCommon was selected as the 1990 Teacher of the Year for Pearl High Schools and Pearl Public Schools. She has been named among Who’s Who of American Young Women.
Mrs. McCommon is a 2005 National Board Certified Teacher.
She holds the Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Music Education from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi.
MMEA Executive Board
www.msmea.org, 21 Nov 2013 [cached]
Donna McCommon mmeaexdir@gmail.com mmeapresident1@gmail.com lpweems@bellsouth.net
ACDA State Board
www.msacda.org, 14 July 2011 [cached]
Donna McCommon
Students from Neshoba Central, Noxapater, ...
www.winstoncountyjournal.com, 25 Oct 2011 [cached]
Students from Neshoba Central, Noxapater, Nanih Waiya, Scott Central, Leake Central, Enterprise and Newton County are scheduled to participate in the annual event, which features Donna W. McCommon as guest clinician.
McCommon, a Mississippi native, retired as Chairman of the Fine Arts Department for Pearl Public Schools and Director of Choral Activities at Pearl High School. She taught in Pearl for 29 years, and 20 years of her career included directing junior and senior high choirs and ensembles.
Prior to joining the PHS staff, McCommon was choral director at Jackson Academy and Aberdeen junior high and high school schools.
McCommon has served as guest clinician for both junior and senior high choirs throughout the Southeast. She has served as an adjudicator in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
She was selected as the 1990 Teacher of the Year for Pearl High School and Pearl Public Schools. She was the 1998 recipient of the Mississippi ACDA Ernestine Ferrell Awards and 2010 Mississippi College Music Alumnus of the Year. In addition, she was named among Who's Who of American Young Women.
McCommon also holds various positions of leadership in numerous professional organizations.
Convention Schedule
www.msacda.org, 29 Mar 2008 [cached]
Concert Session - Pearl Singers, Pearl High School, Donna McCommon, Conductor
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