Artists in Residence

Spring 2023 Semester

This semester, the ISM welcomes three artists-in-residence to the Program in Music and the Black Church who will coach qualified voice, keyboard, and percussion students in YDS and the ISM.

Tyson Jackson was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he first discovered his love for music at the age of three. He developed his passion for music and the drums at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church; beating on hymnals during church services was his forte. Throughout his academic career, Tyson has attended performing arts institutions dedicated to music, which further peaked his interest and allowed his love for music to grow. Throughout his musical career, he has been afforded many opportunities to study and be mentored by world-renowned artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Darren, Barrett, AJ Wright, Terri Lynn Carrington, Ralph Peterson, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, and Nona Hendryx. Tyson feels that these experiences are invaluable and have truly helped to propel him in his professional career. “As an artist, I realize that I serve as a vessel for music to flow through. It is my duty to continue to pay homage to the masters who have come before me, while incorporating an innovative approach to my artistry, personal brand, and musical endeavors as I develop.” Read more.

John Paul McGee is a masterful musician, dynamic preacher, producer, published author, and educator. He began his career in church music at the age of 12 as full-time minister of music at Waters AME church in Baltimore. As a keyboardist, vocal arranger, producer, and songwriter, he has been privileged to grace stages across the world with many popular gospel, jazz, R&B, and classical artists. Dr. McGee is a 2006 graduate of Bethune-Cookman College with a Bachelor of Arts in music with a concentration in piano performance. He is a May 2008 graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in religion with a concentration in church ministries. He is a 2015 graduate of Emory University in Atlanta with a Master of Sacred Music degree with a concentration in pipe organ performance. He is a June 2021 graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta with a Doctor of Ministry degree with concentration in pastoral care and counseling. From August through December 2021, McGee was resident professor of music for Verto Education in Pahoa, Hawaii, and he began his appointment as assistant chair of the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music in January 2022. Read more.

Trineice Robinson-Martin has dedicated her career to performing and developing resources for teaching jazz, Gospel/Christian, R&B, rock, country, and pop singing styles in an applied private voice lesson setting. She completed her doctoral work at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Trineice holds master degrees in music education and jazz studies from Teachers College and Indiana University-Bloomington, respectively. She maintains a faculty at Princeton University as the jazz voice instructor, lecturer, and director of the Jazz Vocal Collective Ensemble. She serves on the National Faculty in the academic division of Gospel Music Workshop of American, serves as the Executive Director of the African American Jazz Caucus, Inc., and is a member of the distinguished American Academy of Teachers of Singing. Read more.