Joseph PInson - Brief Biography
Joseph Pinson, MA, MT-BC, born in Clarksville,
Texas in 1937, holds degrees in music from
Southern Methodist University and the American
University. In 2013 he retired as Assistant
Clinical Professor at Texas Woman's University,
where he had been a member of the faculty since
1997. From 1974 to 1997 he was Director of
Music at Denton State School.
Mr. Pinson is founding director of the
Denton Bell Band that serves adults
with intellectual challenges. In 2009
he was awarded the Community Arts
Recognition Award in Arts Education
by the Greater Denton Arts Council.
In 2010 he was made an honorary
member of the UNT Chapter of Phi
Mu Alpha Sinfonia and in 2013 was
designated a Friend of Music by the
TWU Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.
Mr. Pinson has written 100
songs and hymns that have
been commercially pubished
and recorded. He is author of
Involving Senior Citizens in
Group Music Therapy,
published by Jessica Kingsley
and co-author (with Donald
Michel) of Music Therapy in
Principle & Practice, published
by Charles C. Thomas.