Dr. Jeffrey Cottrell
Dr. Jeffery Cottrell, an active performer, teacher, and
award-winning composer, currently teaches at both Hardin-Simmons University and
Abilene Christian University. He earned his Doctorate at the University of
North Texas under the instruction of internationally acclaimed euphoniumist Dr.
Brian Bowman, tubists Everett Gilmore and Don Little, and trombonists Dr. Royce
Lumpkin and Tony Baker.
He currently performs on tuba with the Key City Brass
Quintet and trombone with the “oldies” rock band Johnny D and the Doo-Wops. He
also plays trombone for the local dance band Fanfare, lead trombone for the
West Texas Jazz Orchestra, and trombone and euphonium with the San Angelo-based
combo Jazz Concho.
Cottrell has also performed with the Irving Symphony, the
Dallas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Tuba Quartet, Cap Rock Pro Musica Chamber
Orchestra, Martha and the Vandellas, Dash Riprock and the Dragons, the Hi
Roller Band, and numerous other ensembles on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. He
has been featured as a soloist with several ensembles over the years such as
the Mansfield Wind Symphony, the Summit High School Jazz Band, and the
Hardin-Simmons Concert Band.
He can be heard on recordings with the North Texas Wind
Symphony for the Klavier Wind Project and the GIA Teaching Music Through
Performance in Band. He has also recorded with the blues artist Keith Taylor,
and for other groups such as Brave Combo, Six Flags Over Texas, and The ET’s.
In great demand as a teacher and clinician across Texas, he
has placed many students in the Texas All-State Band and Orchestra as well as
the Dallas Youth Orchestra and the Ft. Worth Youth Orchestra.
Jeff's first love is composing and arranging. He has
numerous published works that have been performed across the country in various
venues, and in 2006, he was honored with the International Tuba-Euphonium
Association’s Harvey Phillips Award for composition excellence for euphonium
featured in jazz/rock/fusion.
- Bachelor of Music, Composition, North Texas State University, 1985
- Master of Music, Performance/Music Education, University of North Texas, 1996
- Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance/Musicology, University of North Texas, 2004
Listen to Performances by Dr. Cottrell