Keith Jackson serves as the Dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University.
From 2008-2017 Dr. Jackson served as the Director of the School of Music at West Virginia University. Previously he had served as the Director of Graduate Studies in Music. His teaching responsibilities are in the area of Applied Music with specialties in Low Brass and Jazz. Former students are active professionally as teachers, performers and conductors across the globe.
Dr. Jackson is active in both classical and jazz styles as a performer and clinician. In addition to being an in-demand recitalist, he has recently been a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. During his career he has appeared on several recordings and on public television in jazz, classical, and commercial settings. In recent years he has given performances and clinics in Europe, South America, and Asia.
Before coming to West Virginia University in 1995, Dr. Jackson was an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He has also taught at St Augustine's College and at the Governor's School of North Carolina.
In addition to his work at WVU, Dr. Jackson serves the community as member of the Board of the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival, the West Virginia Public Theatre, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Friends Board for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and as President of the West Virginia Music Educators Association.