University School of Jackson


Choral Students Selected to UT Martin Honor Choir


Nineteen of our Upper School Concert Choir students were selected to participate in the University of Tennessee at Martin's annual Honor Choir held January 16 and 17. Students spent Thursday and Friday working with faculty and guest conductors in preparation for their performance with the Jackson Symphony in May. The following students will be performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Jackson Symphony on May 9: Caleb Bell, Olivia Cherry, Gabrielle Evans, Ashlynn Isbell, Kelsa Lunsford, Keaton Miller, Meg Miller, Lili Mahalati, Madison Maroney, Chidera Nwokolo, Mmesoma Nwokolo, Baker Northern, Lily Richardson, Ethan Persons, Ethan Schlegel, Anne Short, Seth Spry, Gracyn VanWinkle, Read More

Students to Perform in the All-National Honor Ensembles


Four University School of Jackson students have been recognized as the “best of the best” nationally by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).   USJ students, Meg Miller (’21), Keaton Miller (’20), Ethan Schlegel (’20), and Lily Richardson (’20) will join 236 vocalists from around the United States in the NAfME Mixed Choir under the direction of esteemed conductor Tesfa Wondemagegnehu at the 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE). Performances will take place November 7–10, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.   The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top-performing high school musicians Read More

Color of Music Winners


USJ students in Mrs. Tanner and Mrs. McPeake's art classes recently participated in the Color of Music contest sponsored by the Jackson Symphony. They listened to the selections and created artwork based on their interpretations of the music.  Congratulations to these lower and middle school art students for having winning entries in the Jackson Symphony’s Color of Music Contest. They will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception at the Civic Center on Saturday, April 13th. Blue Ribbon: Josie Dougan, 6th grade Blue Ribbon: Caroline Conder, 8th grade Honorable Mention: Ellen Driver, 6th grade Honorable Read More

USJ Students Choir Students Selected to Showcase Their Talents as Part of the All National Honor Choir


During the 2017-18 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced diligently to gain a chair or part in their local, district, and state music honor ensembles. And of those most elite high school musicians who were accepted to their district or All-State music ensembles, 550 of them—the “best of the best”—were selected for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAFME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles.    USJ choral students Jake Booher, Keaton Miller, and Seth Spry will participate and perform November 25-28, 2018 as Read More

USJ Lower School Students Participate in National Anthem Project


On Friday, September 14, 2018, the University School of Jackson Lower School students participated in The National Anthem Project. Classes lined up by grade level as they faced the front of the school to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the 204th anniversary of the U.S. national anthem.   Members of the fifth-grade class spoke about the happenings of the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, which occurred September 13 -14, 1814, near Baltimore. This was where Francis Scott Key was when the battle ended, and he penned the famous poem we use today as our national anthem. The National Read More

USJ Theatre Students Win Orpheum High School Musical Awards


USJ was nominated in eight different categories for The Orpheum’s ninth annual High School Musical Theatre Awards. This award ceremony included 29 schools across West Tennessee and Mississippi. USJ took home the Outstanding Artistic Achievement award for the “rain on stage” in the school’s production of Singin’ in the Rain. Upcoming junior Jake Booher won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain and performed a special number with his fellow nominees. Sophomore Keaton Miller was nominated for Best Actor and was also the youngest nominee in Read More

Kevin Cheng Plays at Carnegie Hall


Sophomore Kevin Cheng had the opportunity to showcase his talents by playing in the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City, February 1 -5. Kevin is an accomplished violinist who has been playing since the age of nine. During the High School Performance Series, selected musicians rehearse and perform under renowned conductors and have the opportunity to meet other like-minded musicians from around the world as they prepare for and perform at a truly world-class venue. Though much of the students’ time is focused on performance preparation, the week also allows students to experience the Read More

Bank of Jackson Art Show


Congratulations to the following Middle School students for having artwork selected for the Bank of Jackson Art Show. Pictured from left to right: 6th graders, Eady Davenport and Madeline Craig; 7th graders, Sophia Karg and Cassidy Bruno; and 8th graders, Carly Ingram and Ani Garabedian. Read More

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