Music

Eileen Meyer Russell

Associate Professor of Music

Areas of expertise
Low Brass (Euphonium, Trombone, and Tuba), Music Theory

Eileen Meyer Russell is a trombone clinician and artist with C.G. Conn and has presented solo recitals and master classes throughout the United States. From 2004 through 2010 she served as a Low Brass Instructor and performed on both trombone and euphonium at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. She has presented 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. 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.


Education

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

Positions

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

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

Teaching Philosophy


Courses: Spring 2014

Trombone
Trombone
Trombone
Trombone
Euphonium
Euphonium
Euphonium
Tuba
Tuba
Tuba
Tuba
Chamber Music: Instrumental
Chamber Music: Instrumental
Solfege/Ear Training I
Music Theory I: Harmony in Pr

Previous Courses

Euphonium, First-Year Seminar, Introduction to Music, Solfege, Theory Trombone, Tuba

Research

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


Publications

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

Spring 2014 Performances

  • Georgetown High School, Georgetown, TX, February 16 (4:00 PM), with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra.
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, March 25 (4:00 PM), performing with the brass quintet at the Presidential Installation Ceremony for Dr. Edward B. Burger
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, April 6 (7:00PM), premiering works by Ashley Kraft for trombone and soprano (collaborating with Dana Zenobi, soprano).
  • St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, Lufkin, TX, April 24 (7:00 PM), Organ and Low Brass concert (collaborating with Don McManus, organ).
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, TX, April 27 (3:00 PM), 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, May 7, Music Enrichment Progam, sponsored by the Georgetown Symphony Society (collaborating with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano, Paul Blackstone, horn, and Kyle Koronka, trumpet). These performances are not open to the public.  If you wish to hear the dress rehearsal of the recital it is open to the public:  Tuesday, May 6 at 1:00 PM in Alma Thomas Theater in the Fine Arts Building on the SU campus.  Contact me for more information:  russelle@southwestern.edu

Fall 2013 Performances and Master Class Presentations

  • First Methodist Church, Round Rock, TX, September 28 at 4:00 PM with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra.
  • Round Rock High, Round Rock, TX, October 25, 8:30 - 9:30 AM, SU Faculty Brass Trio performance and master classes (collaborating with Kyle Koronka, trumpet, and Patrick Creel, horn).
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX on November 21 at the 11:00 AM Chapel Service, Midnight Trio performance (collaborating with Michael Martinez, and Robert Tung).
  • Liberty Hill High School, Liberty Hill, TX, December 10, 8:00AM - 9:00 AM, SU Trombone Quartet and Midnight Trio performance (collaborating with Allie Lingre, Michael Martinez, and Robert Tung).

Summer 2013 Performances

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (collaborating with Avory Crooks-Campbell, Michael Martinez, and Robert Tung). 

Spring 2013 Performances 

  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX on April 17 at 7:00 PM, "New Music for Low Brass" (collaborating with Ayren Huslig, harp, and SU students Laura Brackney, Stinson Seuser Phillip Wozney, and Lena Wong). Featuring premieres of new compositions and new arrangements for trombone or euphonium in chamber music, with harp, and with voice.

Fall 2012 Performances 

  • Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX on September 7 at 7:30 PM (collaborating with Don McManus, organ).  
  • Master Classes at the Vidal M. Trevino School for Communications and Fine Arts, September 7 at 1:40 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Faith Lutheran Church, Georgetown, TX on September 14 at 7:00 PM (collaborating with Don McManus)
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX on October 11 at 7:00 PM (collabroating with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano and Patrick Creel, horn)

Summer 2012 Performances and Master Classes:

  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (collaborating with DeEtta Welte, piano).  As part of the Jamaican Concert Band Assessment Festival (organized by Professor Judy Grimes of Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL), Dr. Meyer Russell performed with Ms. Welte at Montego Bay High School on June 1 and June 5, at the Boys and Girls Club on June 1, and at St. James Parish Episcopal Church on June 3.  Dr. Meyer Russell served as a judge at the assessment festival, and presented Master Classes at Montego Bay HS and for students of the Sam Sharpe Teacher's College.  Dr. Meyer Russell also attended rehearsals and worked with students at Sam Sharpe Teacher's College and at Herbert Morrison Technical High School.

Fall 2011 Solo Recitals and Master Classes:

  • Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on November 11 at 7:30 PM (collaborating with Delaine Fedson, harp)
  • Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, November 9 at 4:00 PM  (collaborating with Delaine Fedson, harp)
  • Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX on October 6 at 7:00 PM (collaborating with David Asbury, guitar, Delaine Fedson, harp, Adrienne Inglis, flute and piccolo, Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano, and Jessica Valls, bass)

Spring 2011 Solo Recitals:

  • Baylor University in Waco, TX on March 11 at 3:30 (collaborating with Delaine Fedson, harp)

Fall 2010 Recitals and Master Classes:

  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX on November 19 at 9:00 AM (collaborating with Delaine Fedson, harp)

Spring 2010 Solo Recitals:

  • Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX on March 8 at 7:00 PM in the Alma Thomas Theater on the SU campus (collaborating with Delaine Fedson, harp)
  • University of Texas in Austin, TX on March 11 at 7:30 PM in Bates Hall on the UT campus (collaborating with Delaine Fedson, harp)

Fall 2009 Solo Recitals:

  • Texas State University in San Marcos, TX on October 8, 2009 (collaborating with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano)
  • Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA on October 18, 2009 (collaborating with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano)
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR on October 20, 2009 (collaborating with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano)
  • University of Portland, Portland, OR on October 21, 2009 (collaborating with Jason Kwak, piano)

Fall 2009 Feature Performances:

  • The Water Project Fundraiser Concert in Georgetown, TX on September 26, 2009 (collaborating with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano)
  • Southwestern University Wind Ensemble in Georgetown, TX on November 21, 2009 (collaborating with Susan Rider trumpet and the SUWE under the direction of Lois Ferrari)

Summer 2009 Solo Recitals:

  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI on August 5, 2009 (collaborating with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano)

 

 


Creative Works

Recordings

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

Free Air (in progress and funded by a Sam Taylor Fellowship Grant and Southwestern University Faculty Competitive Grant).


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")


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Contact Information

Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-1732 (office)
Office: Fine Arts 119
russelle@southwestern.edu