Dr. Reginald McDonald
Associate Professor of Music Education, Director of Bands and Orchestra, Instrumental Music Coordinator

Dr. Reginald McDonald

Reginald Adrian McDonald, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, serves as  Director of Bands, Coordinator of Instrumental Music, and Associate Professor of Music Education at Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment at Tennessee State University, Dr. McDonald served as Director of Bands at McNair Middle School in College Park, Georgia and Director of Bands/Music Department Chairman at Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Georgia. During his public school tenure, Dr. McDonald's middle school and high school band received ten years of consecutive superior ratings at concert, jazz, and marching band competitions and festivals.  His bands have performed for prestigious audiences such as the Atlanta Falcons' nationally televised NFL-playoff game, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta Football Classic, the Inaugural Honda Collegiate Battle of the Bands, the Music Educators National Conference Bi-Annual In-service, Tennessee Titans NFL games, the 2009 Tennessee Music Educators Association In-Service, and President Bush's visit to the Atlanta Fernbank Museum. He has been cited as an expert teacher by the Fulton County Board of Education and has been honored as teacher of the year in 1996, 2006, 2008, and 2009.  Dr. McDonald has appeared as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and speaker in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. He is a member of Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, Kappa Delta Epsilon Honorary Education Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu International School Band Masters Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Who's Who in America.  A graduate of Alabama State University, Dr. McDonald also holds a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of West Georgia, a Specialist Degree in Education Leadership from Clark Atlanta University, and a Doctorate Degree in Music Education from "The" University of Alabama. 

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