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Dr. James S. Cameron

James S. Cameron






Wehr Band Hall 118



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Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Associate Professor
Percussion Area Coordinator


  • DMA, University of Oklahoma, Music Performance
  • MM, New Mexico State, Music Performance
  • BM, University of Tulsa, Music Performance


  • MUS 146 Percussion Techniques and Skills for the Music Educator I
  • MUS 157 Percussion
  • MUS 172 Small Ensemble
  • MUS 203 Theory and Musicianship III
  • MUS 257 Percussion
  • MUS 272 Small Ensemble
  • MUS 357 Percussion
  • MUS 372 Small Ensemble
  • MUS 457 Percussion
  • MUS 472 Small Ensemble
  • MUS 498 Senior Recital
  • MUS 772 Small Ensembles

Research and professional interests

  • The history of percussion pedagogy
  • The development of the percussion ensemble in the late 20th century
  • Contemporary literature for percussion orchestra.

Associate Professor Scott Cameron has been Director of Percussion Studies at Missouri State since 1985. His duties at Missouri State include private instruction in all areas of percussion, conducting the Percussion Ensemble and the Island Breeze Steel Band and teaching a percussion methods course. Dr. Cameron is the principal percussionist with the Springfield Symphony and former timpanist of the Springfield Regional Opera. He is a member of MENC and the Percussive Arts Society, and is an active performer, adjudicator, and clinician. Dr. Cameron has also taught percussion at Evangel University in Springfield and was the percussion instructor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces prior to his position at Missouri State.