Prof. Jay Flippin
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Prof. Jay Flippin, Lecturer / Professor Emeritus
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: MM, Morehead State University
BioProf. Jay Flippin teaches courses in music literature for the Morehead State University Department of Music. He also serves as organist and minister of music at the First Baptist Church in Morehead; as accompanist and arranger for the Lexington Singers; and as musical director, keyboardist, and arranger for the Patsy Meyer Band. Flippin earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Mars Hill College and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Morehead State University. He is active as a soloist and accompanist throughout the U. S., Europe, and Africa. Flippin has performed with the following artists and ensembles: the Count Basie Band, Rosemary Clooney, the Platters, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Ricky Skaggs, and Wilson Picket. He also enjoys an active composing career, penning radio and TV jingles, arrangements for all kinds of musical ensembles, and numerous film scores, including the EMMY nominated music for the 1998 documentary Hearts of Glass. For his varied accomplishments, Flippin has received the Morehead State University Distinguished Faculty Creative Productions Award, the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Man of the Year Award, and, "for outstanding service to the Southern Ohio Jazz Society and the cause of jazz in Southern Ohio," the key to the city of Portsmouth, OH.