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Subjects Taught
Fine Arts

Education

 email: SWhite@hoover.k12.al.us


Sallie Vines White graduated magna cum laude from Anderson University in 1982, with a B.A. in Music Education and Psychology and “with honors” in psychology. In 1985, she received her M.M.E. in Music Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where she graduated “with distinction”.



Experience

Mrs. White has been teaching in the Hoover City School System since 1990. Prior to that time she taught for 5 years in the Bessemer City School System. She teaches the award-winning Hoover High School First Edition Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and AP Music Theory. She is also an associate director with the marching band.  The groups she conducts have consistently received Superior ratings at contests including MPA, District, State, and Jazz Contests. The Hoover First Edition Jazz Band has the great honor this year of being selected to perform at The Midwest Clinic in Chicago on December 19, 2012. The First Edition Jazz Band has also received national recognition through its selection as a finalist in the Savannah Music Festival Swing Central Contest for the past 4 years. Prior to that they were selected into the North Texas Jazz Festival and also received Superior ratings for 6 years in a row at the Loyola Jazz Festival in New Orleans. Many of her students through the years have been selected into the Alabama All State Jazz bands.

 

 

 

 



Bio

     Sallie Vines White teaches full-time at Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama. Mrs. White has been teaching in the Hoover City School System since 1990. Prior to that time she taught for 5 years in the Bessemer City School System. She teaches the award-winning Hoover High School First Edition Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and AP Music Theory. She is also an associate director with the marching band. The groups she conducts have consistently received Superior ratings at contests including District, State, and Jazz Contests.

     The First Edition Jazz Band has will be performing this year at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago on December 19, 2012. In addition to this great honor, the First Edition Jazz Band has also received national recognition through its selection as a finalist in the Savannah Music Festival Swing Central Contest for the past 4 years. Prior to that they were selected into the North Texas Jazz Festival and also received Superior ratings for 6 years in a row at the Loyola Jazz Festival in New Orleans. Many of her students throughout the years have been selected into the Alabama All State Jazz groups.

  Sallie loves sharing her love of music on a daily basis with the young people she teaches. In 2003, she was honored by having the Hoover High School Yearbook dedicated to her by the students. In 2004, she was awarded an Outstanding Jazz Educator Award by the National Band Association and received the Outstanding Music Alumni Award for 2004 by Anderson University.  Sallie Vines White graduated magna cum laude from Anderson University in 1982, with a B.A. in Music Education and Psychology and “with honors” in psychology. In 1985, she received her M.M.E. in Music Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN where she graduated “with distinction”.

     Sallie is an active performer on all the woodwind instruments. She has played engagements as a side musician with Stevie Wonder, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Andy Williams, Joan Rivers, Ray Charles, Linda Eder, the Bill Gaither Trio and many others. She has performed as a musician in over 125 theatre productions in the state of Alabama. Sallie has played numerous engagements with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on saxophone. She plays lead alto in the Superjazz Big Band, and tenor saxophone in the Cahaba Saxophone Quartet. She toured for several years in various groups including Bridge, the Bill Gaither Trio, and college groups performing in 47 states and 17 countries. In addition to her performing and her full-time teaching position, Mrs. White has also taught Saxophone and/or Jazz Ensemble part time at several local universities including Samford University, Birmingham Southern, UAB, and Montevallo. Currently she is the saxophone instructor at Samford University.

     Sallie is a former member of IAJE, and a current member of MENC, ABA, AEA, JEN, AJE and AFM Local 256-733. Mrs. White is a past president for the Alabama Chapter of IAJE.

      Sallie is married to Noah and has three grown children, and four grandchildren.