Jeff Dunn Bio
Trombonist Jeff Dunn currently serves as a Lecturer of Trombone at Ithaca College, where he teaches studio lessons, and co-teaches the Trombone Repertoire and Pedagogy class. Jeff additionally teaches at the University of Rochester River Campus and the Eastman Community Music School.
Jeff has performed with ensembles such as the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Sinfonietta, the Texas Brass Ensemble, and toured with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, reaching audiences that include former President George H.W. Bush and his family. Jeff was a member of the Outer Loop Quartet, which was named the winner of the 2021 American Trombone Quartet Competition, and has been recognized in competitions sponsored by the International Trombone Association and the Fort Worth Trombone Summit.
An advocate for high quality education for young trombonists, Jeff founded the Texas Trombone Institute. Currently serving as the President, this nonprofit provides an annual summer program for students, as well as additional clinics, professional development for band directors, and other resources for students. Previously, Jeff was a Private Low Brass Instructor for the Tomball Independent School District, a suburb of Houston, TX, where taught a large studio of trombone, euphonium, and tuba students, and directed the Tomball High School Trombone Choir and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble.
Jeff has presented clinics at the International Trombone Festival, the New York State School Music Association Conference, the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, and the Virtual Trombone Workshop. Additional appearances include guest masterclasses for Mansfield University, Hamilton College, and Tarleton State University. He is published by the International Trombone Association Journal, the Online Trombone Journal, Noteworthy: the International Women’s Brass Conference Newsletter, and Eighth Note Publications.
Jeff is currently resides in Rochester, NY, along with his wife and daughter. He is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a Performer's Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, where he was a recipient of the Steve Witser Memorial Award, and holds a Master of Music degree from Eastman, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College. He has studied with Larry Zalkind, Mark Kellogg and Hal Reynolds. More information available at www.jeffdunntrombone.com.