Adjunct Instructor of Percussion — Music
Jim Beers, Adjunct Instructor, serves as drum set instructor at Southeast Missouri State University. In addition to joining the music department in Spring ’23, Jim concurrently works as a music instructor at Rend Lake College and formerly at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Shawnee Community College. He maintains a private studio in Carbondale, IL.??Jim earned both his M.M. (2013) and B.M. (2010) in Music Performance from Southern Illinois University under the tutelage of Ron Coulter. He continues working as a freelance percussionist in the region. Performance credits include: Southern Illinois Symphony Music Festival (principal percussion); SIU faculty jazz group New Arts Jazztet; Southern Illinois West African Drum Set Ensemble.