Ernest Stackhouse is a native of Georgetown, South Carolina and a proud graduate of South Carolina State University where he studied under Ronald Sarjeant and Dr. Barbara Vaughn. He then matriculated to The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied under Dr Patricia Sink and Dr David Teachout. He is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Mr. Stackhouse has 16 years of teaching experience and has served as Band Director, Music Teacher, and Mentor to over 600 students ranging from grades 5 through 12. He takes pride in being able to reach students at any level of learning; beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Mr. Stackhouse has directed ensembles ranging from 16-piece Jazz Ensembles, advanced wind ensembles, to 150-member marching bands all of which received multiple superior ratings at competitions and festivals in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. He is most proud of his students who have earned scholarships to various colleges and universities across the country totaling over 2.4 million dollars.
Mr. Stackhouse has been recognized by numerous school boards. He has received awards for achievement in his profession, including being recognized as Teacher of the Year three times throughout his career. His skills, abilities, dedication and passion for band and all forms of music education has earned him the distinguished position of Fine Arts Director in his most recent position and is currently working as a well respected Fine Arts Program Consultant.
Mr. Stackhouse currently holds teaching certifications in South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. He is happily married to his wife, Jennifer, of 13 years and they have three beautiful children; EJ, Raegan, and Kaydence.