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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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How far will your talent and hard work take you? Jazz studies faculty draw from unique and unparalleled experience to ensure your immense potential is maximized. They provoke new ways of thinking and performing that will set you apart from the rest. Let our faculty shape you into a professional and knowledgeable jazz musician ready to make your mark on the world of jazz.

Robert J. Baca
Education
  • M.M. Indiana University
  • B.M.E. Indiana University
Teaching Interests
  • Applied Trumpet
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz History


Dr. Jeffrey W. Crowell
Education

  • D.M.A. University of Southern California, Thorton School of Music
  • M.A. Eastern Illinois University
  • B.A. California State University, Fresno
Teaching Interests
  • Applied Percussion
  • Percussion Techniques
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
Phil Ostrander
Education
  • D.M.A. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • M.M. Applied Trombone, New England Conservatory
  • M.M. Wind Conducting, New England Conservatory
  • B.M. Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Teaching Interests
  • Applied Trombone
  • Brass Techniques
Responsibilities
  • Trombone Ensemble Conductor
  • Symphony Band Conductor
Michael Shults
Education
  • D.M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • M.M. Cincinnati College
  • B.M. University of Missouri-Kansas City
Teaching Interests
  • Applied Jazz
  • Classical Saxophone
  • Saxophone Quartets
  • Jazz Combos
  • Jazz Improvisation
Dr. Jerry A. Young
Education
  • BSE, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • MS, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
  • EdD, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Teaching Interests
  • Tuba
  • Euphonium
  • Music for non-music majors
  • Teacher education
  • Chamber music
Research Interests
  • Music performance 
  • Professional audition processes and procedures 
  • Jazz improvisation 
  • Preparation of young professionals entering higher education in music 
  • Low brass pedagogy
Responsibilities
  • BASSically Brass Conductor
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