Jerry Hoover

Title: Director of Bands

Company: Missouri State University

Location: Springfield, MO United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Hall of Fame, Missouri Bandmasters Association (2013)
  • Recipient, Honor for Service of London Music Festival, City of London, Mayor of Westminster (2011)
  • Honoree, Hall of Fame, Missouri Bandmasters Association (2009)
  • Honoree, Hall of Fame, Missouri Music Educators Association (2003)
  • Winner, Disney National Collegiate Jazz Competition (1988)
  • Eponym, Jerry Hoover Day, New Mexico Governor Tony Anaya (1985)
  • Jess Cole Memorial Jazz Award, Missouri’s Outstanding Jazz Educator (1978)
  • Missouri’s Official Representative to Washington, Centennial Parade of States Celebration (1976)


  • Master of Music Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Drury College

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