Jamie Young is the Director of Bands at the Lake Cormorant High School in Lake Cormorant, Ms. Prior to joining the faculty at Lake Cormorant, Mrs. Young served as a band director in Tennessee and Mississippi where her bands consistently received superior ratings at state and local festivals. She has also served as an Orff Music Specialist in Tennessee.
She is the 1st Vice President of the Mississippi Bandmaster’s Association, Desoto County Band Director’s Association, I-55 Band Director’s Association, Women’s Band Director Association, ASBDA, and Phi Beta Mu. She has also received her National Board Certification in Music Education, Marching Band and administering all aspects of the band program.
A native of Grenada, Mississippi, Mrs. Young attended the University of Mississippi where she obtained a Bachelors's and Masters's Degree in Music Education. Mrs. Young has served the band community by adjudicating at band competitions and solo/ensemble events, serving as a guest conductor for honor bands, spearheading a music competition that served as a lung cancer awareness campaign (Playing for a Cure), and a middle school curriculum writer and advisor. Mrs. Young has performed with several ensembles including the Tupelo Wind Symphony and Jazz Band, The Mississippi Wind Symphony, The New Memphis Hepcats, and The River City Sax Quartet.
Mrs. Young is a 16-year lung cancer survivor. Her passion for advocacy has led her to travel nationally/internationally to speak and educate the public about lung cancer. She has represented the Lungevity foundation through her expertise as a consumer reviewer for grants funded by the Department of Defense Congressional Directed Medical Research Program to fund cutting edge lung cancer research. Mrs. Young and her husband, Jon, co-direct the bands at Lake Cormorant. Her son Ryan is attending Itawamba Community College as a music major with a focus in guitar and horn.