Jeff Freeman

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Jeff is in his 9th year as Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Prairie View A&M University. He is also a DMA student at the University of Texas at Austin and is a freelance trombonist in the Austin, Houston, and Brazos Valley areas.

After beginning trombone in the 5th grade, Jeff auditioned for and attended Arts Magnet, a performing arts high school in Dallas, TX. He participated in All-Region band, Orchestra and Jazz Band all 4 years in high school. He was also involved in the nationally recognized jazz program at Arts Magnet.

After high school, he began his journey in higher education. He was lead trombone and member of the TMEA Junior College All-star Big Band both years during his time Weatherford College where he earned an Associate of Arts. While at the University of Texas at Arlington, he was a member of the UTA Trombone Choir, winner of the Emory Remington Award and performed at ITF in Las Vegas. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Since graduating from UT- Arlington in 1999, Jeff has played professionally with the State Fair of Texas, Texas Wind Symphony and big bands throughout the state of Texas. Most recently, he was at sea playing trombone for Carnival Cruise Lines on the Ecstasy and Holiday cruise ships.

In May of 2003, Jeff graduated with a MM degree from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, he performed as a member of the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, and the Trombone Choir. The UT Trombone Choir won the Emory Remington Award and performed at the 2002 ITF in Denton, TX. Jeff was also a Teaching Assistant and leader/lead trombone of the Jazz Trombone ensemble.

He is now happily at home with his wife, Kara, 13 year old son, Troy, 7 year old son, Lukas, and 5 year old son, Jacob Kyle in Brenham, TX.