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About Jemmie Robertson

Jemmie Robertson is Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at Eastern Illinois University where he performs with the Faculty Brass Quintet and the Faculty Jazz Combo. Jemmie maintains an active studio, enjoys teaching trombone and euphonium, conducts a weekly studio class, directs the Eastern CrossBones, coaches chamber music, organizes guest artists, and is currently president of the Eastern Illinois Trombone Chapter.
He is an active musician in the Chicago area and has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, Tower Brass, and many other area ensembles.
In 2006, Jemmie completed a DM at Northwestern University. Jemmie also holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Northern Colorado. Previously, Jemmie was a member of the Virginia Symphony and the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band. Jemmie has performed and/or presented at the 1999 & 2006 Alessi Seminars; the 2004, 2008, and 2013 International Trombone Festivals; at several Eastern Trombone Workshops; and at the 2013 Big Twelve Trombone Festival, Illinois Music Educator’s Conference, Mid-west Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the Harvey Phillip’s Northwest Big Brass Bash.
In 2014, he will release his second solo CD, The Conditions of a Solitary Bird, featuring unaccompanied works by Lawrence Borden, Frigyes Hidas, and Phil Snedecor. His first solo CD, A New Day Dawning, was released on the MSR Classics Label in 2008. Dr. Robertson will present at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in May 2104, return as a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Summer 2014 (Member since 2000) and will return as Principal Trombone of the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra, in addition to other engagements.
Dr. Robertson is organizing the first annual Mid-West Trombone Euphonium Conference (MTEC) to take place October 31st – November 2nd, 2014, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. MTEC is conceived to promote pedagogy, research and performance for our instruments. Please contact him at if you or your students are interested in performing or presenting at this new conference.
In addition to teaching trombone and euphonium at EIU, Jemmie is currently on the EIU Faculty Senate, serves as Department Union Representative, serves on the technology committee and is coordinator of Social Media for the Department of Music.
His primary teachers include Michael Mulcahy, Scott Hartman, John Swallow, Milt Stevens, Joe Alessi, Buddy Baker, and his father, James D. Robertson, to whom this project is dedicated. Jemmie is an Edwards Performing Artist and Clinician. In his free time, Jemmie enjoys spending time with his wife, Christine, and son, James, and when the schedule permits he enjoys road biking, skiing and hiking.


Present Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois University Music

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