Jovan Alexander Wilson Appointed Interim Director, University Bands

Posted July 22, 2022, 10:18AM

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has appointed Jovan Alexander Wilson interim director of University Bands, effective July 22, 2022. Wilson will report to the interim dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Dr. Carlton Wilson.

As interim director of University Bands, Mr. Wilson will direct all aspects of the University Bands program, including the NCCU Sound Machine, the Symphonic Band and the Pep Band. Wilson has served as chief music arranger for the NCCU Sound Machine and earlier in his career, he held increasingly responsible music leadership roles at Delaware State University, including interim director of University Bands, assistant director of University Bands and director of bands for Delaware State University’s Early College High School. He has also served as music arranger for 14 high school bands in the Eastern US.

Wilson’s experience with NCCU will support a smooth transition to the start of the 2022-2023 band season and NCCU Athletics events.

Wilson holds a B.A. in music performance from Delaware State University, a Master of Education in educational leadership from North Central University and is completing a Master of Music Education in wind ensemble conducting at Longy Conservatory of Music at Bard College. 

A competitive national search for a permanent band director is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Please welcome Mr. Jovan Alexander Wilson to his new interim appointment!

You May Also Like

J. Alphonse Nicholson2
The NCCU Rock the Lyceum lecture series returns for the 2022-2023 academic year with Eagle alumnus and actor J. Alphonse Nicholson on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., as part of the university’s Eagle Mania events.
Students and Employees of NCCU moving in.
An estimated 1,296 first-year students have joined North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Class of 2026, with an additional 393 transfer students registered for fall classes for the 2022-2023 academic year.
NCCU Banner
NCCU Police Department received a call at approximately 11:44 a.m. reporting a possible suspicious device in the School of Nursing building. An all-clear message was issued at 1:55 p.m.