The University of Illinois School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Yeo as Clinical Associate Professor of Trombone for the 2022–2023 academic year. From 1985-2012, Professor Yeo was bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, he was a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, a free-lance musician in New York City, and a high school band director. A noted pedagogue, Professor Yeo served as Professor of Trombone at Arizona State University from 2012–2016 and has also been on the faculties of New England Conservatory of Music, and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Since 2019, he has been trombone professor at Wheaton College (Illinois).
In 2014, Professor Yeo was the recipient of the ITA Award, given to him “in recognition of his distinguished career and in acknowledgement of his impact on the world of trombone performance.” He has written dozens of book chapters and articles for several different publications including the International Trombone Association Journal, the Historic Brass Society Journal, the International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, and the Galpin Society Journal. He is the author of The One Hundred: Essential Works for the Symphonic Bass Trombonist, Serpents, Bass Horns and Ophicleides at the Bate Collection, and co-author with Edward Kleinhammer of Mastering the Trombone. His most recently published books are Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry (co-authored with Kevin Mungons, published by University of Illinois Press), and An Illustrated Dictionary for the Modern Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium Player. His instructional DVD and seven solo recordings have received critical acclaim as have his 12 music arrangements that are published by G. Schirmer, International Music, Southern Music, and De Haske Music.
Submitted by Douglas Yeo on behalf of Jonathan Keeble, Chair of Winds/Brass/Percussion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign