Simeon is a master of many musical skills, with a Bachelor's Degree in Music with a Jazz Performance Concentration from the world re-known University of North Texas Music Program. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and is currently working on his Master of Music in Jazz Arranging and Composition from UNT as well. His awards and honors include - UNT President’s List (2016-2020), UNT Academic Merit Scholarship (2016-2020),Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society’s Achievement Award for cross-genre programmatic composition“The Diver” (2020), UNT Innovative Music Programming Award (2017), Published in a Journal viaNSHSS (2016), Selected as Lead Alto for Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band (2014 and 2015). With a love also for Composition, Simeon enjoyed his role in the RODRICK CONNOLLY BIG BAND, in CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA. He also has served as a volunteer in refugee work in South Africa with International Mission Board (“IMB”) & as volunteer church musician at Claremont Baptist Church in Cape Town, South Africa from 2007-2016. We love having Simeon on our Creative Soul top notch Faculty!