Eernisse promoted to BPC music division chair

MOUNT VERNON -- Dr. Glenn Eernisse, a member of the Brewton-Parker College division of music faculty since 1995, was recently appointed to chair the music division by Dr. David Smith, Brewton-Parker's president.

Eernisse's promotion comes after serving as interim division chair since January.
As an associate professor of instrumental activities, Eernisse has served as director of the College Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Band, the Brass Ensemble, and the Baron Singers. He has taught courses in brass and percussion methods, marching band methods, arranging, composition, jazz, and music technology. Eernisse also has taught private brass lessons at Brewton-Parker.

For the third consecutive year, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers honored Eernisse as the recipient of an ASCAP Award for 2002-03. ASCAP Awards are based upon the unique prestige value of each writer's catalog of original compositions, as well as recent performances in areas not surveyed by the society.

Eernisse has composed and arranged pieces for a variety of vocal and instrumental groups. These include children's choirs, youth choirs, adult choirs, senior adult choirs, handbells, and a variety of brass and woodwind groups. Recent commissioned works include pieces for the Brewton-Parker College presidential inauguration, the Georgia Baptist Church Music Conference, First Baptist Church of Vidalia, Ga., and First Baptist Church of McDonough, Ga. He has written articles for The Church Musician, The Hymn and Creator.
Eernisse has served on the faculty of several music camps and band camps, and has functioned as an adjudicator for festivals and competitions at a variety of levels.

Professional organizations of which he is a member include Music Educators National Conference, Georgia Music Educators Association, Georgia Baptist Church Music Conference, and International Trombone Association. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and is listed among "Outstanding Young Men of America" and "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."
Eernisse received the associate of fine arts degree from Anderson College, the bachelor of music degree from Berry College, and the master of church music and doctor of music ministry degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.