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!