AA Teaching Certification K-12 Instrumental Music Alabama State Department of Education
Post Graduate work University of Alabama and Auburn University
Master of Music Education Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
Master of Music Percussion Performacne Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY
Bachelor of Science in Music Education University of North Alabama Florence, AL
Instrumental Teaching Experience
Hoover High School, Simmons Middle School , Bumpus Middle School 2000-current
Hewitt Trussville High School Winter/Spring 2000
Hueytown High School / Pittman Middle School 1996-1999
Oak Grove High School 1993-1996
Wadley High School 1992-1993
Mr Fondren has been enjoying and participating in instrumental music since elementary school. As a performer he has been a member of several collegiate ensembles including the University of North Alabama Symphonic, Jazz, and Pride of Dixie Marching Bands. While studying on the graduate level he was a member of the EKU Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Timpanist with the Orchestra. In 1988 he was a member of the Florida Wave Drum and Bugle Corps from Ft Lauderdale Florida and performed in 20 states that summer. During graduate school he wrote for and taught the Eastern Kentucky University Marching Colonels’ Drumline. Mr. Fondren was selected as a performer with the Kentucky Percussive Art’s Society All Collegiate Percussion Ensemble. Various awards received are as follows; Donald Cooper Memorial Percussion Award, University of North Alabama Service Award, and four year scholarship recipient while at UNA.
Mr. Fondren is a resident of Helena, AL and enjoys spending family time with his wife, Shelia and son, Jacob.