College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Mr. Jeffrey King

Adjunct Professor
Area: Music Education

Phone: 817-272-0116
Office Location: FA 101
Degree(s): M.M. Trumpet Performance, Southern Methodist University B.M.E. Baldwin-Wallace University
Mentis Profile:

Jeffrey King has recently joined The University of Texas at Arlington Music Education Faculty. Prior to this appointment, Mr. King served as the Director of Fine Arts for the Irving Independent School District where he oversaw all aspects of the Fine Arts Programs in the district. Prior to his administrative duties in Irving ISD, Jeff King was a Texas band director for 31 years. The majority of his teaching career was spent in Duncanville ISD, with 26 years’ experience, culminating as Director of Bands for his last five years. In 2008, Mr. King was co-conductor of the Wind Ensemble, which was selected as the 5A High School State Honor Band.  

Mr. King co-authored a band warm-up and technique book entitled Foundations for Superior Performance and The Complete Instrument Reference Guide for Band Directors. These texts are widely used throughout North America, Australia, Japan and China. He has presented workshops in over 25 states as well as Canada. In 2007, Mr. King was the Chief Adjudicator for the Melbourne Band Festival held in Melbourne, Australia. In the summers of 2011 and 2019, Mr. King traveled to China, presenting clinics to band directors and students across the country.

From 2011-2018, Mr. King served on the Texas Bandmasters Association Board, proudly serving as TBA President in 2017.

His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, National Association for Music Educators, National Band Association, and the honorary music fraternity Phi Beta Mu.