Music and Dance Department

Music Education. Music Performance.

About the program:

Kilgore College offers an Associate of Arts degree with a Field of Study in Music. Students may pursue either an associate degree focusing on music or may take elective music lessons without pursuing a music-related degree. Music studies at Kilgore College offer students the opportunity to receive individual instruction in all major performance areas and to be involved in a variety of ensembles. Music students at Kilgore College are afforded numerous performance opportunities, many of which would be often reserved for third and fourth-year students at larger four-year institutions.

Dedicated to student success:

With a faculty dedicated to each student's individual progress and success, small class sizes and a friendly atmosphere, Kilgore College is an ideal place at which to study music. An integral part of Kilgore College, the Department of Music and Dance contributes to the institution's mission of providing a comprehensive learning environment and of providing leadership in cultural endeavors. In a caring and nurturing environment, the department provides learning-centered instruction, inspires students to develop their creativity and artistry, and reaches out to the community by providing a multitude of cultural opportunities. Make your time at Kilgore College a time to learn and heighten your skills, to make new friends, and to experience the joy of music.

Areas of the music department include:

Course information:

Music and Dance Department

Jeanne Johnson - Chair, Music and Dance Department

Jeanne Johnson

Jeanne Johnson was named to the faculty of Kilgore College in 1976.  During her tenure at KC she has taught private voice, voice class, music theory, fundamentals and music appreciation.  She is currently in her nineteenth year serving as Chair of the Music and Dance department. Mrs. Johnson, a native East Texan, was born in Henderson, and received her Associate of Arts degree from Kilgore College; bachelors and masters degrees from Texas A & M at Commerce; and did further graduate work at the University of North Texas.  During that time she studied voice with Dr. Edward Baird, Scharmal Schrock, and Carol Mayo. During her college years, she was named Who’s Who in Music (KC), Outstanding Music Student (A&M-Commerce), Honor Graduate (KC and A&M-Commerce), Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges (A&M-Commerce), Phi Theta Kappa (KC), Alpha Chi (A&M-Commerce) and Mortar Board (A&M-Commerce).  Following her education, she was named to: Outstanding Young Women of America, Who’s Who in American Women, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and Who’s Who in America. As a singer, she has performed with major symphony orchestras, college, community, church and civic choirs and choruses across the country.  She was a Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist as well as a National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Finalist.  She performed at the national convention of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Louisville, Kentucky and for the premiere event honoring Van Cliburn of the East Texas Enrichment Series at Kilgore College.  She was named Outstanding Faculty Member of Kilgore College.  She received the Piper Professor Nomination for Kilgore College along with the Beeson Teaching Award.  She was awarded two NISOD Excellence in Teaching Awards from the University of Texas and was named an Outstanding Graduate of Henderson High School.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about the Music and Dance Department:

Jeanne Johnson
Department Chair, Instructor
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8121
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (FA), 6
Kevin Kelley
Instructor, Music
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8123
Office:
Music Annex
Sandra Siler
Instructor, Music and Piano
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8120
Office:
Tech. Voc. Bldg. (TV), 201
Melanie Sullivan
Instructor, Music
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7527
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (FA), 107
Dr. Jim Taylor
Director of Choral Activities
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8122
Office:
Turk Fine Arts Center (FA), 3
Dr. Mike Turpin
Vice President of Instruction
Adjunct Music Instructor
Phone:
(903) 983-8207
Office:
McLaurin Admin. Bldg. (BA)
Cathy Waggoner
Adjunct Instructor, Piano
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 988-7519
Office:
Tech. Voc. Bldg. (TV), 209
Glenn Wells
Director of Bands
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8272
Office:
Band Hall (BH)
Renee' Golden
Administrative Assistant
Music and Dance Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8146
Office:
Technical Vocational Bldg. (TV)