Sarah Paradis is new Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Music Theory at Bemidji State University, Minnesota
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Doctoral Candidate Sarah Paradis has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Low Brass and Music Theory at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. Sarah will be teaching trombone, tuba, trombone choir, music theory, and piano class at BSU. She is currently finishing her DM in Brass Pedagogy at the Jacobs School of Music. Throughout her graduate studies at IU, she was a member of the Pete Ellefson, Carl Lenthe, M. Dee Stewart and Jeff Nelsen studios.
Jessica Thoman joins faculty at the University of Tennessee!
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music graduate (DM, 2006) Jessie Thoman, has become the new Assistant Professor of Horn and Music History at the University of Tennessee, Martin. Dr. Thoman is very excited to join the great faculty of this thriving music school. Jessie will be teaching all things horn, all things music history, chamber music, Fearlessness, and laughter. Dr. Thoman will be moving from her position as Instructor of Horn at University of Nevada, Reno.
Ericka Tyner, a doctoral student member of Studio Nelsen at Indiana University, accepts Valparaiso University faculty position!
Doctoral student Ericka Tyner has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Horn and Music Theory at Valparaiso University, beginning August of 2011. She is currently finishing her DM in Brass Pedagogy at the Jacobs School of Music, and has studied with professors Jeff Nelsen and Richard Seraphinoff. She served as the horn area’s Assistant Instructor from 2008-2010. Ericka is a graduate of the University of Alabama (MM) and Converse College (BA).
Jacob Medlin- from Nelsen student to hornmaker!
As a kid growing up in North Carolina, Jacob Medlin loved taking his toys apart to figure out how they worked.
He still likes taking things apart — the 26-year-old master’s student at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music has a box full of parts from the instruments he took apart (and never quite figured out how to put back together). Today, though, Medlin’s focus has shifted to building.
Working out of a bright blue basement studio in his Ellettsville home, Medlin creates about one new Geyer-style double French horn a month. Each horn takes him about 160 hours to complete, though he’s getting faster as he streamlines the process.
-as published by Jennifer Piurek
Jessica Thoman joins University of Nevada, Reno faculty!
Dr. Jessie Thoman, Jeff Nelsen’s student and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Alumni, joins the University of Nevada, Reno music faculty as the new Professor of Horn (LOA). Jessie brings with her a Fearless fervor for teaching and performing, which she looks forward to sharing with the students at UNR. Along with teaching horn, Dr. Thoman will be coaching chamber groups and teaching music courses. Active as a performer, Jessie can be seen performing in Reno with UNR faculty and local musicians, giving Fearless masterclasses, and touring with the Mirari Brass Quintet.