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Dr. Jerome Garrison

Division Chair - Communication, Fine Arts & Social Sciences

Current Classes

MUP150 - Community Chorus
MUP153 - Concert Choir
MUP163 - Jazz Ensemble


  • Ed.D., Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • M.Ed, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond Oklahoma
  • M.M.E., Central State University
  • B.A., Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma


Dr. Jerome Garrison has more than twenty-five years of experience teaching instrumental, strings, and vocal music from junior high school through college. In addition to serving as the chair of the Communication, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences Division, Dr. Garrison has also helped raise over $300,000 for the SMCC STARS Foundation Scholarship.   Dr. Garrison has been instrumental in helping build SMCC's arts community: he started the annual Messiah performance in 1987 and led the SMCC design team to build the Performing Arts Center in 2003. In 2008, Dr. Garrison was given the South Mountain/Laveen Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Service Award.

Personal Quote

"The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything." -Tom Peters, Business Writer


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