Piano recital March 21 on Ridgeland Campus A Piano Recital with Dr. Harlan Zackery, Jr. is set for March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the D.P. "Pat" McGowan Workforce Training Center on the Holmes Ridgeland Campus. A reception will follow the recital in the lobby. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Zackery is coordinator of Keyboard Studies, director of the University Orchestra, and assistant director of choral activities at Jackson State University. He also serves as organist and director of music at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He has a Bachelor of Music degree in music education, graduating cum laude, as well as a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was a 2004 winner of the UNCG Conducting Competition. Dr. Zackery earned a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity and Pi Kappa Lambda music honor fraternity.
Dr. Zackery has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada as a piano soloist, accompanist, conductor, and clinician. In addition, he is quite active as a choral conductor and musical director. Dr. Zackery is founder of the a cappella ensemble, All For Him, which has performed around the country and on national television. In 2012, Dr. Zackery, along with Dr. D. Royce Boyer, co-founded the Jackson Metro Male Chorus, a skillful group of male singers of all ages from in the metro-Jackson area. In addition to teaching band and chorus in middle and elementary schools in North Carolina, Dr. Zackery has served as Assistant Director of the Durham Youth Symphony.
The recital was coordinated by Larry Morgan, the flowers and plants will be provided by Petals & Pails in Ridgeland, and the reception committee includes Rachel Bickerstaff, Michelle Dancy and Donna Josey. Funding was provided by the Holmes Development Foundation.