Jared Rawlings is excited to begin serving the Department of Music at Adrian College as an adjunct faculty member. In addition to his appointment at Adrian College, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance where he serves as Graduate Student Instructor for the Music Education Department. Prior to attending the University of Michigan, he was the Director of Instrumental Music at Goddard High School (Wichita, KS). His teaching responsibilities included direction of the GHS Lion Pride Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Spring Orchestra, Full Orchestra and instructor of Music Theory. A percussion and brass specialist, Jared is a native of Lockport, NY.
Jared received his academic training at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting, respectively. Before completing a six-year tenure as a Kansas music educator, Jared previously taught at Willoughby South High School (OH) from 2003-2004 and The University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2004-2006.
Jared's concert ensembles have received exclusively superior division ratings at the KSHSAA Large Group Concert contests since 2008. In 2009, the Salina South Wind Ensemble was named a KMEA Honor Band Alternate Performing Ensemble. Additionally, his marching ensembles have earned superior division ratings being awarded since 2009. While at the University of nebraska-Lincoln, ensembles under Jared's direction have been invited to perform at the North America Saxophone Alliance Conference (Salt Lake City, UT) and the 2006 ISME World Conference (KUala Lampur, Malaysia).
In 2010, Jared was nominated for the Northcentral District KMEA "Outstanding High School Educator" Award and Salina Public Schools "Master Teacher of the Year" Award. He is an active clinician and adjudicator for indoor and outdoor performing ensembles.