Jackson State University Names a Recital Hall to Honor Long-Time Music Professor

jimmie-JamesJimmie James served on the staff at Jackson State University in Mississippi for 43 years, rising through the ranks to chair the department of music. During his long career at the university, he also served as director of music activities, coordinator of the Graduate Music Program, director of the concert band, and director of the brass ensemble.

To commemorate his service, Jackson State University has named the Recital Hall in the F.D. Hall Music Center in honor of Jimmie James.

“I am very humbled by this entire experience of receiving the honorable recognition and having the recital hall named in my honor,” James said. “I will forever be grateful for having my name permanently and visibly displayed for others to see.”

James holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Jackson State University. He received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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  1. I have known Jimmie James for over fifty years and this is a signal and much deserved honor for him. Congratulations, Professor James.

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