2020 Events

Feb 7-8, 2020

Illinois Wesleyan University Jazz Festival

45th Annual IWU Jazz Festival at IWU

Friday, February 7 & Saturday, February 8, 2020


Guest Artists/Clinicians:

Jim Masters- Trombone/Vocals (Ohio State University)

Sean Parsons – Piano (Ohio University & IWU Alum)

Matt Endres- Drums (University of Wisconsin)

Robert Sears – Trumpet (Millikin University & IWU)

Feb 11, 2020

9 AM - 4 PM

Brass Day at Millikin University

Brass Day is a comprehensive, one-day festival for intermediate to advanced brass players in grades 9-12.

Events for participants include breakout masterclasses with Millikin University Brass Faculty, participant Brass Ensemble rehearsals, jazz improvisation workshop, audio recording session at Millitrax Recording Studio, and performances by Millikin Brass Students and Faculty, and the Millikin Faculty Jazz Combo. Students will perform in the closing concert alongside Faculty in the participant Brass Day Brass Ensemble.

Music educators in attendance can receive professional development certificates in Brass Pedagogy, Jazz Improvisation and Audio Recording. 

Millikin Brass Faculty

Robert Sears (trumpet), Steve Burian (horn), Dr. Gary Shaw (trombone) and Tim Schachtschneider (euphonium/tuba). 

Feb 22, 2020

7-9:30 PM

Glenn Wlson Quintet at the Normal Theatre - Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Come to the Normal Theater to watch both the film "Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes" followed by a performance of Blue Note hits by the Glenn Wilson Quintet. 

Glenn Wilson - Bari Sax

Robert Sears – Trumpet 

Chip Stephens – Piano 

Chris Nolte - Bass

Tom Marko- Drums 

Feb 25, 2020

Bradley University Jazz Festival

I will be a guest clinician and adjudicator at Bradley University's Jazz Festival. 

Feb 29, 2020

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven
Masterworks IV - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

I'll be playing guest principal. Hope to see you there!

Apr 18, 2020

7:30 PM

Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra

Carmina Burana by Orff
Masterworks V - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Kirkland Fine Arts Center

I'll be playing guest principal. Hope to see you there!


May 29, 2020

7:30-9:30 PM

Heartland Festival Orchestra: Really Russian

Revel in Russian romanticism with two of Rachmaninoff’s greatest works: the Symphonic Dances and the all-time-favorite, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, brilliantly interpreted by Eun Joo Chung, piano soloist.

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Rd., Washington, IL  


Jun 21-Jun 27, 2020

Illinois Summer Youth Music Trumpet Faculty: Pre-College Trumpet Camp

ISYM Session I

1114 West Nevada St, Urbana, IL 61801

I will be teaching  pre-collage trumpet students alongside Professor Tito Carrillo (University of Illinois) and Dr. Jennifer Brown (Eastern Illinois University).


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