Faculty & Staff

Jackie Edwards-Henry
Dr. Jacqueline Edwards-Henry


(662) 325-2864
Music Building A, Room E


Jackie Edwards-Henry is professor of applied piano, group piano and piano pedagogy, coordinator of group piano and chair of the music department curriculum committee at Mississippi State University.  As a solo and collaborative pianist, she has performed in recital or for national or international conventions in Canada, Europe and the United States, including performances at the Prague Conservatory and the Royal Welsh College of Music, Arts and Drama, Cardiff, Wales.  She has completed two CD recordings, Saxophone and Other Voices with Gail Levinsky, and Contemporary Czech Music for Flute and Piano with Lana Johns, and performed the title work, Tipping Point, with Gail Levinsky on her second CD recording.  She enjoys performing works by contemporary composers and has participated in the commissioning of several works.  All three CDs feature such commissioned works.  

Since the completion of her Houben French Double harpsichord in 2007, Dr. Edwards regularly performs on harpsichord with the MSU/Starkville Symphony, and in solo and collaborative concerts.   She is a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster as a performer on both piano and harpsichord.

As a pedagogue, Dr. Edwards enjoys giving workshops, master classes and adjudicating.  She has given poster, paper and lecture recital presentations at Music Teachers National Association Convention, World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the College Music Society Super Regional Conference.  She has written articles for Keyboard Companion, American Music Teacher and Clavier Companion, and serves as a member of the adult learning committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.  

Dr. Edwards received a Ph.D. in piano pedagogy from The University of Oklahoma, B.S. and M.M. degrees in performance and pedagogy from William Jewell College and The University of Illinois, and pursued additional piano study in Bordeaux, France as the recipient of a Rotary Scholarship.  She pursued post-graduate training in Dalcroze at DePaul University, and harpsichord study at the University of Michigan and the Baroque Performance Institute, Oberlin Conservatory.