Dr. Melinda Smashey-Jones
120 Casebolt Music Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
Courses taught: Applied piano, music theory
Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "I really appreciate the opportunity to build relationships with my students and colleagues here."
Educational Background: Dr. Smashey Jones earned a Bachelor of Music degree at SBU; and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
Professional activities: Dr. Smashey Jones is active as a piano soloist and accompanist, and maintains a private studio of pre-college piano students. She is the pianist for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, Missouri.
Church activities: Dr. Smashey Jones attends University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri, where she serves as pianist.