Jeannie Little

Low Brass Studio
Director of University Band

139 Howard Hall

Trombonist and conductor Dr. Jeannie Little joins the Montana State University School of Music this fall as Low Brass Professor and director of the University Band. Jeannie recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree at the Eastman School of Music studying under world renown trombonist and pedagogue, Dr. John Marcellus.

As a soloist and clinician, Dr. Little is active presenting recitals and master classes throughout the country, with performances and clinics at the International Trombone Festival, the International Women's Brass Conference, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, and schools such as the San Francisco and Peabody Conservatories and The Eastman School of Music. She has also earned a reputation as an outstanding, dynamic and inspiring conductor having served as the Music Director of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra and assistant conductor of the legendary Eastman Trombone Choir.

Dr. Little’s orchestral experiences include Principal Trombone of the Charlottesville Symphony, the Illinois Chamber Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has performed with the Syracuse, Honolulu, Long Beach, Alabama, Chautauqua, New Mexico and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and the Louisiana Philharmonic. Other highlights include touring and recording with the Chicago Symphony under Leonard Bernstein. Additionally, she has performed with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Ben Vareen and the Dorsey Brothers Band.

Previous teaching positions include Trombone Professor at Louisiana State University, James Madison University, and Instructor of Low Brass at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Hawaii.