Tommy L. Watson Jr.

Tommy L. Watson Jr.
Associate Professor of Music, Voice

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of South Carolina
Master of Music, University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts, Anderson University, Music

(864) 231-2121

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Opera Workshop, applied voice lessons, music history

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

I have the pleasure of sharing my knowledge, my love, and my passion for voice and the arts in general with students and colleagues alike. It is an act of worship for me.


Listening to music, cooking, international travel, watching documentaries and ’70s sitcoms, reading

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I do mission work in West Africa.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

I use pioneering, contemporary, and traditional teaching techniques and methods to disseminate and convey content, information, thoughts, ideas, philosophies, and performance practices to students in practical ways, which, in turn, will well serve them for years after they have graduated.

More About

Tommy is president of the South Carolina chapter of the National Association of Negro Musicians Inc.

He says he was open to the will that God had for his life, which opened doors leading to Christian higher education. “The path that He has set before me has been a blessing to me in every considerable way.”