Blair Callaway

Instructor of Instrumental Music Education
Mason Hall 208

Blair Callaway is in his third year as an Instructor of Instrumental Music Education at Jacksonville State University. Blair taught high school band for twenty-eight years at Heritage HS, Gilmer HS, Foley HS (AL), Alma Bryant HS (AL), and Russellville HS (AL). He marched with the Guardsmen, Cavaliers and Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps. Blair is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Alabama Music Educators Association, American School Band Directors Association, National Band Association, Georgia Association of Jazz Educators and the Epsilon Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is the 2018 Heritage High STAR Teacher, 2015 Heritage High School Teacher of the Year and is a member of Phi Beta Mu. He has received the NBA Citation of Excellence four times and his bands have received the GMEA Exemplary Performance Award three times. Blair is a Past President of the American School Band Directors Association. He has been an instructor for the U.S. Army All American Band and has performed with the Tara Winds at the 2015 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the 2021 Alabama Winds at the Western International Band Clinic. Blair serves as the organist at Anniston United Methodist Church.

Blair Callaway

Courses Taught

  • Capstone in Music Education - MU489
  • Internship in Grades P-12 - MU487
  • Secondary Instrumental Music Materials and Methods - MU482
  • Practicum - MU455
  • Band Literature for Teachers - MU440
  • Beginning Band Foundations - MU384
  • Jazz Ensemble II - MU279/479
  • Introduction to Music Education - MU244


  • Masters of Arts in Education - University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education - Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

Other Responsibilities

  • Faculty Advisor - Phi Mu Alpha