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About Shelley M. Jagow

Shelley M. Jagow, Professor of Music at Wright State University is director of the Symphonic Band and Saxophone Quartet, and professor of Saxophone and Music Education courses. She earned Music Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) and the University of Missouri (Columbia) where mentors included Marvin Eckroth, Dale Lonis, and Wendy Sims. She earned her Ph. D. in Music Education at the Union Institute & University (Cincinnati) where Colonel Timothy Foley, Frank Battisti, and Edward Wingard served as her mentor
She has presented clinics and performances at OMEA (Ohio Music Educators Association), MENC (Music Educators National Conference), NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance), ISME (International Society for Music Education, CMS (College Music Symposium). and the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium. As a Selmer Artist Clinician for both Conducting and Saxophone, Shelley performs with local bands and orchestras, has commissioned works for solo saxophone and ensembles from both national and international composers, and is often invited to present clinics and performances while serving as Honor Band Conductor and adjudicator at local, state, and national levels.
Shelley has published numerous articles in periodicals such as the College Music Symposium Journal, TRIAD, Music Educators Journal, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, Canadian Winds, and Canadian Band Journal. Her student saxophone quartet just released their first commercial CD Avion Saxophone Quartet on She is a contributing author to The Music Director’s Cookbook (Meredith), Teaching Music Through Performance series (GIA), and is author of the book and DVD of Teaching Instrumental Music: Developing the Complete Band Program (Meredith).


Present Professor, Wright State University School of Music

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Creative Arts Center M153
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435


Articles (20)

Books (7)