Featured Faculty Friday – Jeffery Wall

Jeffery Wall 1January 4, 2013

Dr. Jeffery Wall

Director of Choral Activities

Co-Chair, Music Department

Getting to know you…

What is your family like?

– Crazy, loving, Texan.

What is your favorite hobby?

– Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing

Would you bungee jump?

– You first.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

– Jazzberry Jam.

Do you have a special talent?

– I can blow bubbles with my tongue.

Getting to know your program…

What is your academic area?

- Vocal and choral music

What is your favorite course to teach?

- Choral Ensembles!

What is the worst part of your job?

- Meetings & some 12-14 hour days.

What three things would you want all students to know or do?

Professionalism, responsibility, and community. If a student learns these things whilst learning in any academic area, they are steps ahead of many others in the “real world.”

What makes your academic area important?

– That’s a loaded question. Without music, there is no life, no humanity, no nature, no beauty. Music was made in Nazi concentration camps when all else was lost. It is an ultimate communicative art. It crosses nearly every academic subject from physics, business, & economics, history, foreign language, rhetoric, math, philosophy, political science, reasoning, and many others. As Karl Paulnack once said in welcome speech to budding musicians at the Boston Conservatory: “Art [& Music] is one of the ways in which we say, ‘I am alive, and my life has meaning.'”