Prattville High School
Dr. Jefferson Grant is the Associate Director of Bands at Prattville High School in Prattville, Alabama. Dr. Grant holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Southern Mississippi where he served as a graduate teaching assistant under Dr. John Wooton as well as a Bachelors and Masters degree in music performance from Columbus State University, and the University of Louisville respectively.
He has performed with a variety of ensembles including Spirit of Atlanta and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, the Lagrange Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Symphony, Gulf Coast Symphony, Atlanta Symphonic Band, and the Dan Adams Band with whom he released one full-length album and one EP on the Kudzu Record Label.
Dr. Grant has served as a marching percussion consultant at many schools including Bands of America regional finalists East Coweta High School (GA), Bands of America St. Louis Regional Champion Male High School (KY), 2005 Class A Indiana State Champion Paoli High School (IN), and on the university level at Auburn University, The University of Louisville, and The University of Tennessee, and in 2005 with the Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. Dr. Grant served as co-director and arranger for 2003 WGI Regional Finalist Northgate High School (GA) indoor percussion unit, and the Elizabethtown High School ensemble who received the bronze medal and the overall high score in all music captions in their first year of existence in the WGI Tri-State Circuit.
Dr. Grant is a published arranger with Jalen publishing in Orlando, Florida and a published author in Percussive Notes. He is in high demand as an adjudicator in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri and has presented clinics at the University of Louisville Percussion Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University music camps, Grissom High School Symphonic Camp, National Conference of Percussion Pedagogy in Greensboro, North Carolina and the Mississippi Bandmasters Convention. Dr. Grant is the featured clinician at the Red Rage Percussion Camp hosted by the University of Louisville and the co-founder of the Southeastern Percussion Festival.
He is a member of Delta Chi, Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, The Percussive Arts Society, MENC, and BMI. Mr. Grant is a proud endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Sabian cymbals, and Yamaha drums.