Mississippi College

Richard Joiner

James Richard Joiner
    Adjunct Professor of Music

    Date of Full-Time Hire: August, 1980
    Date of Adjunct Hire: August, 2008


Ph.D., Vocal Pedagogy
Louisiana State University

Master of Music, Vocal Performance
Louisiana State University

Master of Church Music
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Music, Church Music, Voice Emphasis
Mississippi College

    Positions Held

2008-Present                Adjunct Professor of Music
                    Mississippi College
                    Clinton, MS

2002-2008                Professor of Music
                    Chair and Director of Choral Activities
                    Union University
                    Jackson, TN

1980-2002                Chair and Professor of Music
                    Mississippi College
                    Clinton, MS

1975-1980                Assistant Professor of Music
                    Campbellsville University
                    Campbellsville, KY

    Courses Taught at Mississippi College
    (During Current Appointment as Adjunct Professor)

MUS 131-132, 331-332, 691-692    Applied Voice
MUS 6513                Conducting Literature and Performance Practice:
                                Renaissance/Baroque Eras
MUS 6513                Conducting Literature and Performance Practice:
                        20th and 21st Centuries

About Me

James Richard Joiner is Adjunct Professor of Voice and Choral Studies at Mississippi College, where he teaches Applied Voice and graduate courses in choral literature.  He is the retired Chair of the Department of Music at Union University, where he also served as Professor of Voice and Director of Choral Activities.  During his teaching and performance career he served on the voice and choral faculties of Campbellsville University, Mississippi College, and Union University. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in church music from Mississippi College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the M.M. in Vocal Performance and Ph.D. in Vocal Pedagogy from Louisiana State University.  He has appeared in baritone roles with the Mississippi Opera, The Mississippi College Opera Theater, and as a guest soloist in oratorio performances for universities, churches, and civic choruses.  His college choirs have performed by invitation on State and Regional programs of the American Choral Directors Association and the Tennessee Music Educators Association.  His book on 19th-century voice pedagogy was published by Scarecrow Press in 1999, and his articles on voice pedagogy and choral singing have appeared in the Journal of Voice, the International Journal of Voice Pedagogy, and the Church Musician.  While Chair of the Music Department at Mississippi College he served as Conductor and Artistic Director of the Jackson Choral Society and the All-State Baptist Youth Choir.  In 2002 he received the Ernestine Ferrell Award for Excellence in Choral Music from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.