Darcie Bishop, Associate Professor of Music and Interim Chair of the Department of Music at Jackson State University, also holds the position of Principal Trumpet with the Mississippi Symphony since 1988. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Darcie holds the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from The University of Mississippi, and both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance from The Juilliard School in New York. She has had the pleasure of performing throughout the state of Mississippi as a member of the symphony, as well as a soloist.
A native New Yorker who claims Jackson as home, Darcie has had the honor of performing as a soloist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in Biloxi. Her solo performances have been met with standing ovations and favorable reviews.
Miss Bishop has studied with trumpet artists Mark Gould, Richard Gianguilio and Edward Carroll, and played in orchestras conducted by such greats as Zubin Mehta, Gunter Schuller and Gerard Schwartz.
As an active chamber musician Darcie is principal trumpet of the Mississippi Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Mississippi Camerata, and the Mississippi Symphony Brass Quintet. She has participated in the Eastern Music Festival, Waterloo Music Festival and New York Renaissance Festival, among others.