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Dr. James Armstrong


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Dr. James E. Armstrong, Jr. (D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro) joins the faculty of Winston Salem State University as Assistant Professor of Music in the music department. Professor Armstrong is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, Jackson State University, Master of Music Education degree, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance.


Dr. Armstrong has taught instrumental and general music in North Carolina public schools as well as serving as Graduate Assistant teaching applied trumpet while attending Jackson State University. He is active in the MENC: National Association for Music Education, ITG: International Trumpet Guild and the North Carolina Music Educators Association.


Dr. Armstrong is also Associate Director of Bands at Winston-Salem State University, a position he has held for the past 15 years. As an active professional musician, Professor Armstrong has performed in the classical and jazz arenas nationally and internationally. He has performed classical repertoire with the Bermuda School of Music and performed with several big-bands throughout the country. He also has performed solo repertoire and have been invited to perform with college and professional bands throughout the country, including, The Blues Brothers Revue, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, West End Mambo, The Alpha Collective, Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, John Brown Big-band, Andrew Thielen Big-band, ENVISION, and The Piedmont Wind Symphony.

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