Jared Spears

Jared Spears

Jared Spears is Professor of Music Emeritus at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and received the B.S.E. degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University; the B.M. and M.M. in Percussion and Composition from the Cosmopolitan School of Music; and the D.M. in Composition from Northwestern University. Some of his past teachers include: Blyth Own, Alan Stout, and Anthony Donato.

Spears has taught theory, history, composition, percussion and band on all educational levels, from elementary school through college. Since his retirement from ASU in May of 1999 (after 32 years of teaching), he has maintained a heavy schedule of composing and conducting.

The most outstanding of his awards have been the Faricy Award for Creative Music from Northwestern University School of Music, Award of Merit from the Arkansas Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Outstanding Educators of America, International Who's Who in Music and Who's Who in the World of Percussion-U.S.A., Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association, Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate, and several ASCAP awards. During his tenure at Arkansas Sate University, Spears received the University President's Award for the outstanding faculty member, as well as an appointment as a President's Fellow.

To date he has produced over 300 original works for band, choir, orchestra, and chamber ensembles-a majority of which are published by American and European companies. His music has been performed and recorded worldwide, and he has conducted band festivals, camps, and clinics in Canada, Europe, throughout the United States, and has appeared at several universities as a guest lecturer.

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Africa!

Africa!

$17.95

Product #: 20004 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Sextet Instrumentation: High Djembe, Low Djembe, 3 Djabara/Gankogui (Agogo Bells)/Rachet/2 S.D. sticks/Maracas, Tambourine/Krin/2 S.…

 

 

  

Allegro Fantastica (Digital Download Only)

Allegro Fantastica (Digital Download Only)

$11.95

Product #: 19808 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Quartet Instrumentation: Snare Drum, 2 Tom-Toms, Triangle/Wood Block, and Sus. Cymbal/2 Timpani Grade: 3 …

 

 

  

Celebrate Percussion! (Digital Download Only)

Celebrate Percussion! (Digital Download Only)

$11.99

Product #: 13604 Credits: Spears Series: Multiple Percussion Solo Instrumentation: Multiple Percussion Solo Grade: 1+-3 Description: Jared Spears’ lat…

 

 

  

Colorama! (Celebrating The Many Colors Of Percussion Instruments)

Colorama! (Celebrating The Many Colors Of Percussion Instruments)

$13.95

Product #: 19947 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Quintet Instrumentation: Suspended Cymbal/Gourd, Snare Drum/Cowbell, Bass Drum/Tambourine, Tom-Toms/Cowbell, and 2 Timpani/2 Maracas…

 

 

  

Fantasia On Native American Music

Fantasia On Native American Music

$19.95

Product #: 20124 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Octet Instrumentation: Orchestra Bells/Guiro; Xylophone; Marimba; Vibes; 4 Timpani/ 2 Maracas; Snare Drum/2 Bongos/Wood Block/Athlet…

 

 

  

Frenzy!

Frenzy!

$12.95

Product #: 19852 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Quartet Instrumentation: Snare Drum, Bass Drum/2 Maracas/Triangle, 4 Tom-Toms/Suspended Cymbal, and 2 Timpani. Grade: …

 

 

  

Incantation And Festal Dance (Digital Download Only)

Incantation And Festal Dance (Digital Download Only)

$17.95

Product #: 20139 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Octet Grade: 4 Description: Mysteriously, a chant-like melody passes through various mallet instruments, with drums …

 

 

  

Jazzers On The Loose

Jazzers On The Loose

$19.95

Product #: 20142 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Octet Instrumentation: Bells; Xylophone; Marimba; Vibes; Chimes/Kameso or Shaker; 4 Timpani/Bongos; 4 Toms/Vibraslap or Guiro; Drum …

 

 

  

Journey (Digital Download Only)

Journey (Digital Download Only)

$14.95

Product #: 20101 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Septet Instrumentation: Bells/Claves, Xylophone, Marimba, 3 Tom-Toms, Snare Drum, Vibra-Slap or Guiro/Triangle/Slapstick/Woodblock/H…

 

 

  

Overture Fantastica (Digital Download Only)

Overture Fantastica (Digital Download Only)

$22.95

Product #: 20141 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Octet Grade: 4+ Description: A carnival of sounds, moods, textures, and colors greet the ears of performers and audi…

 

 

  

Prime Time For Mallets (10 Grade 1-3 Solos)

Prime Time For Mallets (10 Grade 1-3 Solos)

$8.99

Product #: 14002 Credits: Spears Series: Mallet Solo Instrumentation: Mallet Solo Grade: 1-3 Description: 10 grade 1-3 originals are presented in this c…

 

 

  

Rascals Of Ragtime

Rascals Of Ragtime

$10.50

Product #: 19782 Credits: Spears Series: Percussion Trio Instrumentation: Snare Drum; Woodblock/Whoopee or Siren Whistle/Police or Atheltic Whistle/Sus. Cymbal; 3 Tom Toms/Sus. Cymbal …

 

 

    

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