J.T. Womack
Director of Bands
Assistant Professor of Music
Department: Music
P.O. Box:  6693
Phone:  (828) 689-1209

Dr. J.T. WomackDr. JT Womack is the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina. Prior to his appointment at MHU, he served as the Director of Bands and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He received his D.M.A. in Wind Conducting from the University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Richard Mark Heidel and Dr. Eric Bush. At the University of Iowa, he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant to the University Bands, including the Hawkeye Marching Band and Iowa Pep Band, and as a conductor of the concert wind ensembles. His doctoral thesis research details the life and career of Professor John Whitwell.

Prior to his enrollment at the University of Iowa, Dr. Womack was the Director of Bands at Greenbrier Middle School and the Assistant Director of Bands at Greenbrier High School in Greenbrier, TN from 2008-2018.

Dr. Womack holds two degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. In 2005, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, where he studied trombone with Susan K. Smith and graduated Cum Laude. In 2007, he earned a Master of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting where he studied with Mr. Bob Lee, Dr. Gregory Wolynec, Dr. Douglas Droste, and Dr. Andrea Brown, and served as a Graduate Assistant to the Band and Orchestra programs. Dr. Womack holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, College Band Directors’ National Association, National Band Association, Tennessee Bandmasters’ Association, Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, and Iowa Bandmasters’ Association.

Prior to his career as a Music Educator in the state of Tennessee, Dr. Womack held an international career as a Professional Trombonist. In 2007, he was appointed as the Principal Trombonist of the Rome Festival Orchestra in Rome, Italy. Additionally, in 2007, he won the position of Principal Trombonist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Grandeur of the Seas. In 2010, he was invited back to the Rome Festival Orchestra to serve as Principal Trombonist, Head Librarian, and Assistant Conductor. Throughout his tenure as Director of Bands, Dr. Womack maintained a role as an active performer, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Middle Tennessee area.