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Jocelyn Sanders, D.M.A.
Professor, Horn
Department of Performing Arts
D.M.A. Performance, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993; M.M. Performance, Northwestern University, 1980; B.M. Performance, Eastman School of Music, 1979; Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music, 1979
  324 Fine Arts Center

Jocelyn Sanders earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She has studied the horn with Verne Reynolds, Dale Clevenger, Douglas Hill, and natural horn with Richard Seraphinoff. She completed advanced horn performance studies at Indiana University and the Yale Summer School of Music and Art.

Dr. Sanders served as Principal Horn, Co-Principal, and a member of the Chattanooga Symphony for 16 years, and was a featured soloist with the orchestra in 1984 and 1992. She is a founding member of the Chattanooga Brass Quintet and has worked as a free-lance musician in the Chattanooga area, Nashville, and Chicago. She was a member of the Chattanooga Brass Trio and the Cadek Woodwind Quintet. She was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has recorded with the Eastman Wind Ensemble for Mercury and Toshiba Records. Dr. Sanders is known regionally as a performer on the natural horn and as a recitalist. Her research interests include innovative pedagogical techniques and early music for the horn - in particular, works by Mozart and Beethoven.

Dr. Sanders has been a member of the music faculty since 1980. She served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs from 2003 to 2015 and as head of the Department of Music from 1995 to 2003. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Musicians Union, the Board of Advisors of the Southeast Horn Workshop, and various committees of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association, Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga (ArtsBuild), and other community organizations.

Dr. Sanders was Music Director of the Northside Presbyterian Church in North Chattanooga from 2000 to 2011. Outside the performance hall and classroom, Dr. Sanders is an avid baseball fan, photographer, local farmer and beekeeper.