•             Welcome to the Music Department for the
               Fine Arts Magnet at Statesville High School 
    John S. Bailey, M.M., NBCT
    Music Instructor
    John Bailey
    AP Music Theory
    Rock Band Studies
    Piano I & II

    My Classroom Mission

    To encourage and facilitate students' musical understanding and experiences in order for the student to appreciate and produce great music.
    Academic Degrees

    Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bryan College, Dayton, TN

    Master of Music in Music Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


    Review of the book Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity, by Scott Watson. Music Educators Journal, 99(1), 37. 

    Review of the book Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music, by Jennifer C. Lena. Music Educators Journal100(3), 11. 
    Teacher of the Year, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 2013-2014
    Finalist for Teacher of the Year, Iredell-Statesville School District 2013-2014 
    National Board Certified Teacher 
    Guitar (classical and modern), string bass (orchestral and jazz), bass guitar, vocal performance (bass-baritone), music history, music theory, vocal and instrumental conducting, composition and arranging in various genres, musicology and ethnomusicology, and games for cognitive, social and recreational growth.

    Professional Organizations

    North Carolina Music Educators Association
    National Association for Music Educators 
    Guitar Foundation of America
    Society for Ethnomusicology