Laura ParsonsAssistant Professor
163A Wynn Humanities & Fine Arts Center
BioLaura Parsons is the Music Area Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Music at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She teaches applied music to all students studying brass instruments and coaches the brass ensemble. Additionally, Dr. Parsons teaches several academic courses in music. She earned her M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Trumpet Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her B.M. degree in Music Education from Mars Hill College in North Carolina. She has also taught at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, and at Salem College and Wake Forest University in Winston- Salem, North Carolina.
Recent Performances/ExhibitsApril, 2012, performed principal trumpet part with the Prentice Chorale in J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass.
Numerous performances for convocations and special events on the Stillman College Campus, including performing on Horn in F with the Stillman College Wind Ensemble.
EducationD.M.A. - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Trumpet Performance
M.M. - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Trumpet Performance
B.M. - Mars Hill College - Music Education
Grants/Awards/HonorsJoseph A. Gore Faculty Merit Award, Spring 2009
Courses Currently TaughtPrincipal Applied Brass
Secondary Applied Brass
Music History and Literature I & II
Fundamentals of Music Theory (2011-2012 academic year)