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Eileen Meyer Russell

Georgetown, TX   

Eileen Meyer Russell is an Associate Professor of Music in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and Principal Trombonist in the Round Rock (TX) Symphony. She is Trombone Clinician and Artist Representative for C.G. Conn/Selmer Musical Instruments. Dr. Meyer Russell’s most recent performing projects include a concert of new music in April 2013 (featuring new compositions by Ashley Kraft, Marc LaChance, and Gary Slechta), concerts in Montego Bay, Jamaica in May and June of 2013, recitals of low brass and organ in April of 2014 (collaborating with Don McManus), and a concert for more than 800 4th and 5th graders in May of 2014 (collaborating with Reese Farnell, Kyle Koronka, and Kiyoshi Tamagawa). Meyer Russell commissioned composer David R. Gaines to create a work for trombone and organ that will be premiered on October 9, 2014 on the SU campus.  The commission was funded by grants Meyer Russell received from SU and from the Sam Taylor Fellowship foundation. The working title of the trombone and organ composition is Free Air.  Meyer Russell will include Free Air on her current CD project with the same title. Meyer Russell has recently published an arrangement of Salve Maria by Saverio Mercadante with Tuba-Euphonium Press.  The arrangement of the song for harp and trombone was created with Delaine Leonard Fedson. Salve Maria is recorded on a CD titled Unique Conversations that Meyer Russell and Leonard Fedson recorded at Greenhaven Studio in Austin, TX in 2011. Dr. Meyer Russell is a classically trained performing artist on trombone and euphonium, with degrees from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (Bachelor and Doctor of Music) and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa (Master of Music).  She studied with M. Dee Stewart at IU and with Jon Hansen at UNI.  Dr. Meyer Russell has published articles about brass pedagogy and on the use of technology in the classroom and the applied music studio in a variety of professional music journals. She has presented clinics, papers or performances throughout the United States, in Germany, and in Jamaica. Meyer Russell previously taught at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi Texas, and Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.