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Susan McKinnell Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Advanced Band, Beginning Band, Intermediate Band


1988 Graduate of Baker High School

1993 Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance, South Alabama


1996 Master's Degree in Music Education, South Alabama


Ms. McKinnell was the band director at Grand Bay High School in 1996 and 1997 before they merged with Alba to become Alma Bryant. Since 1998 she has been the band director at Grand Bay Middle. Ms. McKinnell was the adjucnt flute professor for the University of Mobile from 1998-2004, and has been a faculty member at their summer music camp for the past seven years.  She was also the adjunct flute professor at the University of South Alabama for the spring semester of 2007.


If you look really close at the picture of Ms. McKinnell you will see she is not alone. This picture was taken in 1999 when she had the opportunity to perform with Luciano Pavarotti in Biloxi, Mississippi with the Gulf Coast Symphony. Ms. McKinnell has been the band teacher at Grand Bay Middle School for the past eleven years.  She was selected for Teacher of the Year at Grand Bay Middle School in the 2004-2005 school year.

She very active in music in the Mobile area. She performs with the Mobile Symphony and the Mobile Opera Orchestra. She is a member of the Music Educators National Conference and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women as well as the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society during college.  Hobbies include reading,  her two nephews, and her six kitties who are her children. She has been a resident of Mobile all her life.

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