J.D. Parr

J.D. Parr

Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Ensemble
B.M. Washburn University, M.M. Michigan State University, Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: jazz ensemble, music education, woodwinds, music theory
Office: Owens 202

Academic & Other Musical Interests

  • Principal clarinetist in the Topeka Symphony Orchestra
  • Principal in the Lawrence City Band
  • Frequent soloist, clinician and adjudicator for regional high schools
  • Baker University Undergraduate Teacher Education Committee and Faculty Development and Enrichment Committee
  • Faculty member of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan in the summer

Courses Taught

  • MU 218 Applied Lessons: Woodwind
  • MU 223F Woodwind Ensembles
  • MU 233 Jazz Ensemble
  • MU 263 Chromatic Harmony
  • MU 264 20th Century Compositional Techniques
  • MU 284 Methods of Teaching Woodwinds
  • MU 362 Instrumental Arranging
  • MU 418 Applied Lessons: Woodwinds