Southern University mourns the passing of Carnell Knighten
BATON ROUGE, LA — Southern University mourns the passing today of Carnell Knighten, director of technology and director of the woodwind symphony in the Department of Music.
Knighten, 60, also was a longtime assistant director of bands. He was a celebrated arranger and composer for Southern’s famed “Human Jukebox” marching band.
Knighten became ill on campus this afternoon and was transported by emergency medical personnel to a local hospital. The cause of death has not been released.