Jeff Fondren

Jeff Fondren

Jeff Fondren

Education
AA Teaching Certification K-12 Instrumental Music Alabama State Department of Education
Post Graduate work University of Alabama and Auburn University
Master of Music Education Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
Master of Music Percussion Performacne Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
Bachelor of Science in Music Education University of North Alabama Florence, AL

Instrumental Teaching Experience
Hoover High School, Simmons Middle School , Bumpus Middle School 2000-current
Hewitt Trussville High School Winter/Spring 2000
Hueytown High School / Pittman Middle School 1996-1999
Oak Grove High School 1993-1996
Wadley High School 1992-1993

Bio
I have been enjoying and participating in instrumental music since I was in elementary school. As a performer I have been a member of several collegiate ensembles including the University of North Alabama Symphonic, Jazz, and Pride of Dixie Marching Bands. While studying on the graduate level I was a member of the EKU Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Timpanist with the Orchestra. In 1988 I was a member of the Florida Wave Drum and Bugle Corps from Ft Lauderdale Florida thand performed in 20 states that summer. During graduate school I wrote for and taught the Eastern Kentucky University Marching Colonels’ Drumline. I was selected as a performer with the Kentcuky Percussive Art’s Society All Collegiate Percussion Ensemble. Various awards received are as follows; Donald Cooper Memorial Percussion Award, University of North Alabama Sevice Award, and four year scholarship recipient while at UNA.

I am also a resident of Hoover. I enjoy spending family time with my wife Shelia and my son Jacob that attends Hoover High School and performes with the nationally recognized Hoover High School Band.