Dr. Jacob Wallace

Director of Bands, Instrumental Music Education

Office: UC 100

Phone: (580)745–2084

E-mail: jwallace@se.edu


  • B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.M., Baylor University
  • D.M.A., The University of Georgia

About Dr. Jacob Wallace

Jacob Wallace currently serves as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In his capacity at Southeastern, he directs the Southeastern Symphonic Winds as well as the Spirit of Southeastern Marching Band. He also oversees the instruction of several other ensembles, teaches courses in conducting and music education, and administrates all aspects of the Instrumental Division of the Department of Music.

Dr. Wallace holds degrees from The University of Georgia, Baylor University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where his principal conducting teachers were John Lynch, Kevin Sedatole, and Carolyn Barber. While at Georgia and Baylor, he held assistantship positions that involved conducting both concert and athletic ensembles as well as teaching and assisting with courses in the music curriculum. From 2006-2007, he held a position as a Doctoral Fellow at The University of Kansas where, in addition to conducting ensembles with KU Bands, he served as principal conductor of the Helianthus Contemporary Ensemble. In 2013, he joined the faculty of the Cortona Sessions for New Music, an annual festival for contemporary music performance and composition in Tuscany.

Dr. Wallace is active as a clinician and conductor throughout the South and Midwest, and is also well known in the field for his writing on music, having been published in six volumes of GIA’s Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. He has written program notes for works by composers such as John Mackey, Joel Puckett, D.J. Sparr, and Daniel Montoya, Jr., which have been reprinted in programs nationwide.

Dr. Wallace holds professional membership in the Oklahoma Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the College Band Directors National Association. He is an inductee in the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and holds honorary membership in the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.