The Department of Music offers an annual Trombone and Euphonium event which is open to all. This special day is dedicated to trombonist, euphoniumist, and band directors and attendees will receive instruction from Southeast faculty, and a guest artist.

March 12, 2022
At Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus
Seminary Building and Dobbins River Campus Center

Organizer/Artist in Residence

Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson

Assistant Professor of Trombone/Euphonium 

Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson is the Asst. Professor of Trombone/Euphonium and Director of Jazz Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. As a soloist, chamber musician, sideman, educator, and adjudicator, Joseph maintains an active schedule in Classical, Jazz, and Commercial musical settings. Dr. Jefferson has been an invited guest artist and presenter at the International Trombone Festival, Jazz Education Network Conference, Darkwater Festival, Washington State Music Educators Association Conference, Louisiana Music Educators Association Conference, Jazz Institute of Chicago, NAfME - Eastern Division Conference, International Horn Symposium, Reno Jazz Festival - University of Nevada, Reno, University of Evansville Brass & Percussion Day, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, Weber State University, and Mineral Area College. As a performer, Dr. Jefferson has shared the stage with a variety of groups and artists such as Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Wharton, Sean Jones, Andre Hayward, John Fedchock, The Colour of Music Orchestra, Paducah Symphony, The Irish Tenors, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Zoltan Kiss (Mnozil Brass), Randy Brecker, Jae Sinnett, Mike Berkowitz, Christopher Bill, and international R&B artists Dwele and Raheem Devaughn among others. Internationally, Dr. Jefferson has also had performing and teaching residencies in Bermuda and Asia at the College of Music, Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Recently, Dr. Jefferson was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Ellis Marsalis Jr. Jazz Educator of the Year by the Jazz Education Network.

Dr. Jefferson has earned degrees from Norfolk State (B.M), Shenandoah Conservatory (M.M.), and West Virginia University (D.M.A.) under the tutelage of esteemed faculty; including, Dr. Keith Jackson, Dr. Wayne Wells, Dr. Mike Hall, and Mr. Paul Adams. He has also received instruction from Joseph Alessi, Andre Hayward, Amanda Stewart, Vincent Gardner, and Dr. Natalie Mannix. Joseph is an S.E. Shires and Giddings Mouthpieces Performing Artist.

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