Peter Tijerina

Peter T.

Urbana, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My lessons meet the individual needs and goals of students as well as make sure fundamental concepts are covered. This allows for maximum growth of the student and also lets them find their unique musical voice.

About Peter T.

I am a professional trombonist that is passionate about music and education. I am finishing my DMA in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and love to teach, perform, and spend time with my wife and child.

I was born in San Antonio, TX and moved to Washington state from early middle school through my the end of my bachelor's degree, receiving much training and experience as a classical and jazz trombonist. After that, I was invited to pursue my master's in Jazz Studies in Michigan, which led to my current residence in Illinois, where I'm finishing a doctorate in Jazz Performance. It's been quite a journey so far and I'm happy to share my wisdom, knowledge, and experience with others, especially with students!


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Arranging music for the Lincoln College (Lincoln, IL) jazz band.

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Aug 2017 - May 2018

Lincoln College

Taught jazz arranging and trombone at Lincoln College in Lincoln, IL.

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Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Brevard Jazz Institute

Taught jazz history, theory, and helped run rehearsals and warm-ups for this two-week summer jazz camp led by renowned jazz trombonist Michael Dease.

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Aug 2014 - May 2016

Michigan State University

I led a small group jazz ensemble, helped rehearse one of the three jazz orchestras, and assisted with teaching Beginning Improvisation, all under the tutelage of renowned jazz trombone Michael Dease.

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

MSU Big Band Symposium

I coached a small group jazz ensemble for this summer jazz camp hosted by the renowned jazz program at Michigan State University.


Masters of Jazz Studies
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2010 - May 2014

Eastern Washington University



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