Mr. Christopher Little

Director of Programs & Community Engagement
Head of Marketing & Advertising
Instructor of Music

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Mr. Christopher Little

The Beginning

Mr. Christopher Little, a low brass specialist, graduated from William B. Murrah High School in Jackson, MS.  Mr. Little participated in honor bands and honor societies throughout his matriculation through the Jackson Public School District, most notably being the All-State, Capital District, and All-City Honor Bands. Once entering Jackson State University, Mr. Little actively participated in the world-renowned “Sonic Boom of the South” Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and Chamber Orchestra.

Education

Mr. Little completed undergraduate and graduate work at Jackson State University gaining both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education. During graduate studies, Mr. Little served as a graduate assistant to the band department and upon completion, became an adjunct instructor at the university. Mr. Little is a member of the Mississippi Band Master’s Association, past president of the Capital District Band Director’s Association, member of National Music Educator's Association (formerly MENC), member of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA), member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America.  Mr. Little is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Mississippi and National Board Teacher Certification.

Passion

Mr. Little is in year 17 of teaching in the Jackson Public Schools District at Jim Hill High School.  Under his direction, his bands have consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings at local and state marching and concert evaluations on both the middle and high school levels. Mr. Little prides himself on his band's ability to perform both contemporary and classic wind band literature.  His students also regularly place in honor bands throughout the state and receive millions of dollars in scholarship offers from varying colleges and universities every year. More recently, Mr. Little received a $28,000 grant from Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation in 2014, deemed an "Outstanding Citizen" by the City Council of Jackson, MS, and was 1 of 3 teachers chosen throughout the nation by McAlister's Deli as an "Outstanding Teacher" during Teacher Appreciation Week in 2019.  Additionally, Mr. Little was recognized as a classroom grant awardee from the Mississippi Professional Educators, the Ask For More Jackson Outstanding Teacher, and Jim Hill High School "Teacher of the Year" in 2021. His program for inner-city youth, Marching to Our Future, is garnering national attention.  He is a founding member of the Mississippi Music Institute 501(c)3.