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Dr. Eddie Severn

208 Price Auditorium
(570) 484-2817

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  •  Jazz and Brass Ensemble Conducting
  • Basic Musicianship
  • Jazz and Rock History Courses
  • Music Marketing
  • Applied lessons in Brass and Jazz Improvisation

Areas of Expertise

  • Trumpet performance
  • Jazz performance
  • Jazz theory and ear training
  • Jazz and rock history
  • Music marketing and entrepreneurship
  • General music courses
  • Jazz and brass ensemble conducting


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Salford Manchester England
  • Masters Degree, Music, University of Salford Manchester England

Courses Developed

  • Big Band, Jazz Combo
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Jazz History
  • Rock History
  • Music Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Jazz Theory 

Programs Developed

  • BA in Music Education
  • BA in Music Marketing
  • BA in Popular Music and Jazz

Professional Publications

  • "Trumpet Solutions" by Eddie Severn, published by Eddie Severn Music, 2002, distributed by Charles Colin Publications, New York, 2002, academic adoption at Birmingham Conservatoire of Music 
  • Chase Sanborn, author of "Brass Tactics", published by Wall & Emerson, Inc, Toronto, Canada. Extensive quotes from "Trumpet Solutions" in his latest edition.

Professional Presentations

  • Numerous performance and recording credits in both Europe and the USA
  • Performs regularly with the Phil Woods Big band, Dave Liebman Big Band, The Temptations and the Four Tops
  •  International Association of Jazz Educators Conference
  • International Trumpet Guild
  • National Trumpet Competition
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