David N. Ware, associate professor of music at Jackson State University, has been invited to present at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities and the International Conference on the Arts in Society in Sydney, Australia. The Hawaii conferences will be held in January 2010, and the Sydney conference will take place in July.
Ware’s presentation is titled, “King of the Chit’lin Circuit: The Life and Music of Bobby Rush.”
Ware, a member of the JSU Department of Music faculty since 2000, directs the Jazz Ensemble II, the Brasswind Ensemble and the Trumpet Ensemble. He was one of 14 professors selected as a University Scholar for the 2008-2009 academic year. Ware’s publications include “Interviews with 16 Band Directors at Historically Black Colleges: Their Attitudes, Opinions and Methods” (Edwin Mellen Press); “Flexibility Studies for the Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba” (Cimarron Music Press); “Gettin’ It Together: Tips for Creating an Excellent Teaching Portfolio;” and numerous articles in the International Trumpet Guild Journal, the Jazz Education Journal, the School Band and Orchestra Magazine and the Mississippi Bandmaster.