Lynne Jackson

Lynne Jackson

Assistant Professor of Music Education
Southern Methodist University


Lynne Jackson is currently in her 48th year as a music educator. She has degrees from the University of Michigan and Vandercook College of Music. Jackson is an adjunct assistant professor of music education at Southern Methodist University and also teaches at Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas.

After beginning her career in southwestern Michigan, Jackson moved to Texas and spent 26 years teaching in Richardson as a member of the J.J. Pearce staff. In 1983, Jackson was selected as a Richardson ISD Teacher of the Year. In 1995, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Jackson a grant to study Mozart in Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic. Since that time, Ms. Jackson has traveled and taught extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Canada. Ms. Jackson has also established a relationship with the state of Singapore where she has worked closely with music educators and students on two separate occasions.

In 2010, Jackson was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award by the Texas Bandmaster’s Association and this past summer, Lynne was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Texas Bandmaster's Hall of Fame. In addition to her membership in the Texas Bandmaster's Association, Jackson’s professional affiliations include the honorary fraternity, Phi Beta Mu, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Lynne is the founder of Young Educator Seminars, YES, which offers continuing professional development to North Texas music educators. Lynne is widely known throughout Texas as a clinician and mentor to young students and teachers.