Justin Pierce

Justin Pierce

Assistant Professor in Instrumental Music

Office Location Raley Chapel, 115
Phone (Office) 405.585.4312
OBU Mailbox # 61276
Email justin.pierce@okbu.edu


Biography

Justin Pierce serves as Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he teaches the Bison Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece jazz ensemble, and 519 Collective, a 5-piece jazz-influenced gospel ensemble. He is currently a member of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra and has led the Justin Pierce Jazz Group for the past ten years, performing contemporary jazz and standards. This year, Justin will complete a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Texas, where he also earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies. While at UNT, he served as lead alto saxophonist in the One O'Clock and Two O'Clock Lab Bands. As a freelance woodwind performer, Justin has performed with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Temptations, The O'Jays, and Wayne Newton.

Justin and his wife Ashley reside in Shawnee, Oklahoma with their two sons, Justin Jr. and Levi. Ashley is the featured vocalist for the Justin Pierce Jazz Group and serves as director of the Discovery Singers in the OBU Preparatory Department. 

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Education

  • B.M., McNeese State University
  • M.M., University of North Texas
  • D.M.A. (in progress), University of North Texas

Courses Taught

  • APMU 1019: Jazz Improvisation
  • APMU 1849: Private Clarinet
  • APMU 1869: Private Saxophone
  • INMU 1851: Woodwind Class and Technique
  • MUOR 1039: Bison Jazz Orchestra
  • MUOR 1089: Woodwind Ensemble
  • MUOR 1999: Clarinet Ensemble
  • MUOR 1999: Saxophone Quartet
  • MUTC 1102: Intro to College Theory
  • MUTC 1242: Aural Skills II

Memberships

  • College Music Society
  • Jazz Education Network
  • Oklahoma Jazz Educators Association
  • North American Saxophone Alliance
  • Texas Jazz Educators Association
  • Texas Music Educators Association