Prof. Gail Jones is instructor of woodwinds and brass methods at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. Prior to teaching at the College, Jones taught thousands of children to read and make music in the public schools of Pennsylvania and Maryland for over 25 years. She directed elementary band programs in the Central Dauphin, East Pennsboro, and Gettysburg Area School Districts serving as music department chair in Gettysburg from 2007-10 in addition to teaching general music (grades 1-5), in Frederick County, MD. Jones continues to offer a French horn private studio and served as instructor of horn at Dickinson and Gettysburg Colleges.
Jones earned a B.S. in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College, an M.S. in Education from Temple University, and Levels 1 and 2 Orff-Schulwerk Certification from West Chester University. She has participated in many post-graduate classes and music workshops including the Barry Tuckwell Horn Camp.¿
Jones has presented a broad variety of workshops at regional and state music conferences in Maryland and Pennsylvania and guest conducted numerous elementary band festivals. Workshops topics include folk dance, use of the recorder in the music classroom to teach improvisation and composition, new band music reading sessions, and introduction to Orff-Schulwerk. In 2004, she was awarded the PMEA District 7 Citation of Excellence Award.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.S.M.E., Lebanon Valley College
M.Ed., Temple University