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Eileen Meyer Russell

Associate Professor of Music

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Areas of expertise

Low Brass (Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba), Music Theory


Eileen Meyer Russell Duo

 

Eileen Meyer Russell presents clinics, papers or performances at College Music Society national and regional conferences, International Trombone Association festivals, International Tuba Euphonium Association conferences, Midwest International Band and Orchestra conferences, the New York State School Music Association conference, the Texas Bandmasters Association conference, and Texas Music Educators Association conferences. Articles by Dr. Meyer Russell appear in The Horn Call, the Instrumentalist, the International Trombone Association Journal, the International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal, and the Southwestern Musician. She is an active member of the International Trombone Association and the International Tuba Euphonium Association, and she is a trombone clinician and artist with C.G. Conn.  She performs regularly as a soloist on recitals and at conferences, and she collaborates with harpist Ayren Huslig in their duo, "Unique Conversations."

 


Education

Doctor of Music in Brass Pedagogy,Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - Bloomington 1996
Master of Music in Trombone Performance,University of Northern Iowa 1989
Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance,Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - Bloomington 1987

Positions

Low Brass Instructor
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
June 01, 2004 - August 01, 2010
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is located in Twin Lake, Michigan

Low Brass and Theory
Del Mar College
August 01, 1995 - May 01, 2006
Del Mar College is located in Corpus Christi, Texas

Low Brass Instructor
Austin Peay State University
August 01, 1993 - May 01, 1994
Austin Peay State University is located in Clarksville, Tennessee

Assistant Director of Bands, Low Brass, and Theory
Vincennes University
August 01, 1989 - May 01, 1993
Vincennes University is located in Vincennes, Indiana

Principal Trombone
Round Rock Symphony Orchestra
August 01, 2011 - present
Round Rock, Texas is a town located between Georgetown, Texas and Austin, Texas

Low Brass and Theory
Southwestern University
August 01, 2006 - present
Southwestern University is located in beautiful Georgetown, Texas

Research

Brass Performance, Brass Pedagogy, Brass Literature, Audio Recording Technology, and Service-Learning


Publications

Fedson, Delaine Leonard and Eileen Meyer Russell. Salve Maria (Hail to Thee, Mary). Tuba-Euphonium Press (2013). Score and parts. 

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "Researching the Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Paul Hindemith: The Glenn Gould and Henry Charles Smith Recording Session." International Trombone Association Journal, 37/2 (2009): 23-27.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "Managing an Audio Dossier." International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, 36/3 (2009): 84-87.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "For the Record: A Practical Guide to Using Digital Audio Recording Equipment in the Private Studio." National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal, Volume 56/3 (2008): 7-12.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "For the Record: A Practical Guide to Using Digital Audio Recording Equipment in the Private Studio." The Horn Call, Volume 38/2 (2008): 33-35.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "If the Rochut Fits: Integrating Aspects of the Undergraduate Music Major Curriculum into Applied Lessons and Ensembles."International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, 35/2 (2008): 66-68.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "In Praise of Scales." The Instrumentalist, May (2006): 42-43.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "Providing Performance Opportunities (and more) for Students Heading to TSSEC." Southwestern Musician, May (2006): 28-29.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "Interviewing for Your First College Teaching Position." International Trombone Association Journal, 31/4 (2003): 34-35.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "An Analysis of Movement III of John Stevens' Soliloquies for Solo Euphonium." International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, 31/1 (2003): 74-76.

Russell, Eileen Meyer. "Tending to Tomorrow." Southwestern Musician, August (2002): 44-45.

Massinon, Eileen. "Joseph Alessi's Premiere of a Pulitzer Prize Winner." International Trombone Association Journal, 24/2 (1996): 26-31.

Meyer, Eileen. "Career Counseling: Interviews with Arnold Jacobs and Frank Crisafulli." International Trombone Association Journal, 8/4 (1985): 32-34.


Performances

Recent Performances

  • Huston-Tillotson University, King-Seabrook Chapel, Austin, TX, collaborating with Ellsworth Peterson (organ), Dana Zenobi (soprano), Javier Stuppord and Robert Tung (trombone), and Adrienne Inglis (flute).  Premieres of works by David R. Gaines and Ashley H. Kraft.
  • Southwestern University, Lois Perkins Chapel, Georgetown, TX, collaborating with Ellsworth Peterson (organ), Dana Zenobi (soprano), Javier Stuppord and Robert Tung (trombone), and Adrienne Inglis (flute).  Premieres of works by David R. Gaines and Ashley H. Kraft.
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, premiering works by Ashley Kraft for trombone and soprano (collaborating with Dana Zenobi, soprano).
  • St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Lufkin, TX, Organ and Low Brass concert (collaborating with Don McManus, organ).
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, TX, Organ and Low Brass concert as part of the Austin American Guild of Organists' concert series (collaborating with Don McManus, organ).
  • Georgetown High School, Georgetown, TX, Music Enrichment Progam, sponsored by the Georgetown Symphony Societ
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (collaborating with Avory Crooks-Campbell, Michael Martinez, and Robert Tung).  
  • Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX (collaborating with Don McManus, organ).  
  • Master Classes at the Vidal M. Trevino School for Communications and Fine Arts

 


Creative Works

Recordings

Unique Conversations (2011) recorded with Delaine Fedson, harp (Recorded, mixed, and mastered by George Oldziey, Greenhaven Studio, Austin, TX).

Love While You May (in progress and funded by a Sam Taylor Fellowship Grant and Southwestern University Faculty Competitive Grants).


Seminars & Presentations

Clinic Presentations:

  • Texas Music Educators Association Conference (San Antonio, TX): Presented clinics in 2011 ("Low Brass Players"  How to Get Them into Band and Keep Them in Band in Their Own Words") and 2007 ("From Legato to Staccato: Teaching Low Brass Players to Articulate") and in 2005 ("Low Brass Pedagogy Resources"
  • South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (Waco, TX) in Spring 2011 ("Double Talk: Tips for Playing the Slide on the Side")
  • Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference (Chicago, IL): Presented clinics in 2009 ("Advice for the Back Row") and in 2005 ("Low Brass Pedagogy Resources")
  • New York State School Music Association Conference (Rochester, NY): Presented clinic in 2006 ("From Legato to Staccato" Teaching Low Brass Players to Articulate")
  • Texas Bandmasters Association Convention (San Antonio, TX): Presented the 2002 Euphonium All-State Music Clinic)
  • United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference (Washington, D.C): Presented master class in 2009 ("Double Talk: Tips for Playing the Slide on the Side")

Paper Presentations:

  • College Music Society National Conference (Boston, MA): Paper presentation on November 2, 2013 ("Civic Engagement and the Applied Studio")
  • College Music Society National Conference (Portland, OR): Presented paper in 2009 ("Writing in the Discipline: Teaching our Applied Students to Write")
  • College Music Society National Conference (Salt Lake City, UT): Presented paper in 2007 ("For the Record: A Practical Guide to Using 21st Century Recording Technology to Augment Student Learning in the Classroom and Private Studio")

Specific subjects or issues you can knowledgeably discuss:

I am willing to talk to the media: yes

I am willing to talk to community groups about my area of expertise: yes

Can you do interviews in Spanish? no

Other languages you are fluent in:

Experience with the news media (especially electronic media):

Contact Details:
(512) 863-1732(office)
Office: Fine Arts 119
russelle@southwestern.edu