Online Video Coordinator
Dr. Jessica D. Butler is currently a lecturer of low brass and music history at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Jessica completed her doctorate in trombone performance and pedagogy with a secondary emphasis in musicology at The University of Iowa in 2013 under the advisement of Dr. David Gier. Jessica also achieved her master of arts degree in trombone performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa. She achieved her undergraduate degree in trombone performance at Columbus State University, studying with Dr. Bradley Palmer.
As an applied studio professor, Jessica enjoys teaching graduate and undergraduate trombone, euphonium, and tuba students. In 2014, Jessica created SIUC’s Low Brass Collective– a low brass ensemble that allows students to develop chamber music skills. As a music history professor at SIUC, Jessica teaches Modern Music I and II, Romantic Music, Baroque Music, Music History I and II, and Music Understanding.
Jessica won the S.E. Shire’s trombone solo competition hosted by the Southeast Trombone Symposium in 2010. Her current scholarly research focuses on women’s roles in music and feminist musicology. Jessica has presented and performed at The International Women’s Brass Conference, The International Trombone Festival, The Southeast Trombone Symposium, The Midwest Trombone and Euphonium Conference, Southern Illinois Music Festival, as well as various colleges and universities. Jessica looks forward to her continued involvement as a member of the Southeast Trombone Symposium’s Professor’s Choir as well as coordinating the video content with the ITA.
When she is not teaching and performing, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, toddler Clark, and dog Canon.