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


Schedule of Events

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration in RCC Atrium
9:00 a.m. Group Warmup with Dr. Jefferson
10:00 a.m. Masterclass wtih Dr. Boutin and Dr. Jefferson
11:00 a.m. SESSION: "Breaking it Down: Building Up Your Fundamental Routine" with Dr. Boutin
12:00 p.m. Lunch, on your own at St. Vincent's Commons or Off Site
1:00 p.m. Mass Trombone/Euphonium Reading Session with Dr. Boutin
3:00 p.m. Artist Recital

Trombone/Euphonium Day

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge in trombone or euphonium, join us for this special event to receive instruction, a masterclass, and performance. Early Bird Registration is $15, registration at the door is $20.

Guest Artist

young woman with brown hair posed with her instrument in front of an architectural backgroundDr. Megan Boutin

Asst. Professor of Trombone
Murray State University
S.E. Shires Performing Artist

Dr. Megan Boutin is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in Trombone at Murray State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ithaca College, Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Principal teachers include Dr. Harold Reynolds, Mark Kellogg, Dr. John Marcellus, and Dr. Nathaniel Brickens.

Dr. Boutin has previously held positions as the Adjunct Professor of Trombone at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), Principal Trombone with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Tri-Cities Opera Company Orchestra (Binghamton, NY). As a freelance trombonist she performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony Brass Quintet, and the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to performing, teaching has consistently been part of Dr. Boutin’s musical career. She served as a coach to the 2021 ITA quartet competition winners, and is an assistant conductor for the TAMUK Trombone Choir’s performance at the 2021 Midwest Clinic. She has given presentations and masterclasses at the Big 12 Trombone Conference, The Ohio State University, Butler University (IN), and Ithaca College (NY). She has also been a clinician for the Association of Texas Small School Bands.

Dr. Boutin is active as a soloist and chamber musician, performing at festivals and conferences throughout the United States. In 2021 Dr. Boutin was a featured soloist with the TAMUK Trombone Choir at the Midwest Clinic. She is the winner of the 2019 International Women's Brass Conference Tenor Trombone Category II solo division, and also winner of the Austin Civic Orchestra’s 2016 concerto competition. Dr. Boutin was an invited performer at the Music by Women Festival in 2018. At the 2021 International Trombone Festival she was an invited performer as part of the Cramer Choir and Women’s Choir. In 2022 Dr. Boutin will both perform and present at the International Trombone Festival as well as the International Women’s Brass Conference. She has performed at multiple International Trombone Festivals and American Trombone Workshops as a member with the Ithaca College, Eastman, and UT Austin trombone choirs.

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.

Contact Dr. Joseph Jefferson at for more information. 

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