Jecorey “1200” Arthur
Music: Arts Education, Multidisciplinary Arts, Performance Art
Jecorey “1200” Arthur is an award-winning music educator, composer, producer, performer, and community organizer from the West End of Louisville, KY. He earned his BME and MAT in Music Education at the University of Louisville while studying percussion with Dr. Greg Byrne. As an educator he has taught music to thousands of students in Jefferson County Public Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, Cabbage Patch Settlement House, and many other youth organizations. As a performer he has played Forecastle Festival and New York City’s 92nd Street Y, as well as stages with the Louisville Orchestra, Stereo Hideout Brooklyn Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and Columbus Symphony. As a community organizer he has produced countless events that range from the pop-up art and music plaza ReSurfaced to the grand reopening of the Speed Art Museum. Arthur is currently the Music Education Manager at Louisville Public Media, Professor of Percussion Studies at Simmons College of Kentucky, a member of the IMAN Artist Roster, and the Executive Director at Athiri, a nonprofit he founded for artists to help youth fight community issues.