Music Faculty and Staff
Reeves Hall, Room 233
Piano Studio Information
B.M. Ed., Mississippi State University
M.M., Louisiana State University
Jane Bird Joseph holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music Education in Piano from Mississippi State University. She has over thirty years of teaching experience at the college and pre-college levels. Mrs. Joseph has taught at Mississippi College, Belhaven College, Millsaps College, and William Carey College; and, she was Staff Accompanist at The University of Arkansas at Monticello. Her experiences as a performer include an appearance as soloist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, master class performances with concert artists Ruth Slenczynska and Agustin Anievas, sacred concerts, and solo recitals.
Winner of the Mississippi Music Teachers’ Association Collegiate Artist Auditions and Piano Concerto Auditions, Mrs. Joseph was named one of three “Outstanding Senior Women” at Mississippi State University, listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and inducted into the Mississippi State University Hall of Fame. She also was among the top ten piano students in the United States to receive a National Guild of Piano Scholarship.
Mrs. Joseph teaches Piano and Music Appreciation at Hinds Community College. She serves as frequent adjudicator of piano competitions and festivals for Mississippi and Louisiana Music Teachers’ Associations, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the National Guild of Piano Auditions. Mrs. Joseph received her Music Teachers’ National Association permanent professional certification as a teacher of piano, which is based on student achievement, personal performances, and professional development. She is a church organist and pianist, and she is active as an accompanist. Since 2009, Mrs. Joseph has accompanied Bel Canto, the touring choir of the Mississippi Girlchoir. Additionally, she has been a member of the music staff at Camp Crestridge for Girls in Ridgecrest, North Carolina, since 1999.
She is married to Norman Joseph who is Head Football Coach at Mississippi College, and they are the parents of three daughters.