Joseph L. Jefferson

Trombonist - Educator

Southeast Missouri State University Trombone/Euphonium Studio

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Thank you for visiting the Southeast Missouri State University Trombone/Euphonium Studio page! We hope you will find this page both informative and enjoyable. 

The SEMO Trombone/Euphonium Studio promotes a nurturing learning environment focused on promoting and establishing strong fundamental musical habits. Here at SEMO, we recognize that patience and diligence is key as we strive for an ever-maturing approach to practice, pedagogy and performance.  The overarching goal for the studio is to produce well-rounded musically astute musicians via a supportive atmosphere.

If you are a trombonist or euphonium player with a passion for music, and are considering attending Southeast Missouri State University, please contact Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson at jjefferson@semo.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Amos Levi Smith    Instrument:  Trombone  Where are you from?   Sikeston, MO   What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO?   I enjoy playing, especially when I practice something. The feeling of mastering a piece is unlike anything else. I also really enjoy being around the studio, we all get along pretty well.   What are your goals?   I want to improve as much as possible. I also want to earn my doctorate, and eventually teach at a university.   Fun fact?   I also play ukulele.

Amos Levi Smith

Instrument: Trombone
Where are you from?

Sikeston, MO

What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO?

I enjoy playing, especially when I practice something. The feeling of mastering a piece is unlike anything else. I also really enjoy being around the studio, we all get along pretty well.

What are your goals?

I want to improve as much as possible. I also want to earn my doctorate, and eventually teach at a university.

Fun fact?

I also play ukulele.

Tatum Leigh Akins    Instrument:  Trombone   Where are you from?   Albany, MO   What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO ?  Being a part of a family. The studio is really tight and we’re always there for each other. We even have a game of tag that’s been going on for weeks.   What are you goals?   My goals are to constantly be improving and competing against my peers.   Fun fact?   I love to bake! I make the absolute best pecan pie brownies.

Tatum Leigh Akins

Instrument: Trombone

Where are you from?

Albany, MO

What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO?

Being a part of a family. The studio is really tight and we’re always there for each other. We even have a game of tag that’s been going on for weeks.

What are you goals?

My goals are to constantly be improving and competing against my peers.

Fun fact?

I love to bake! I make the absolute best pecan pie brownies.

Joel M Fasnut    Instrument:  Bass Trombone   Where are you from?   Potosi, MO   What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO?   I enjoy making music with other people.   What are your goals?   My goal is to become a music teacher and start teaching students how to play instruments of their choice.   Fun fact?   My primary instrument is Tuba!

Joel M Fasnut

Instrument: Bass Trombone

Where are you from?

Potosi, MO

What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO?

I enjoy making music with other people.

What are your goals?

My goal is to become a music teacher and start teaching students how to play instruments of their choice.

Fun fact?

My primary instrument is Tuba!

Luke Alan McFall    Instrument:  Trombone   Where are you from?   Metropolis, IL   What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO?   The family-like relationship the studio members have with one another.   What are you goals?   I'd like to be a well-known composer but teaching is pretty cool too.   Fun fact?   Despite a long history of musical ability in my family, I am the only one so far to officially study music in college.

Luke Alan McFall

Instrument: Trombone

Where are you from?

Metropolis, IL

What do you like about playing and studying the Trombone at SEMO?

The family-like relationship the studio members have with one another.

What are you goals?

I'd like to be a well-known composer but teaching is pretty cool too.

Fun fact?

Despite a long history of musical ability in my family, I am the only one so far to officially study music in college.

Josey "Joey" Paar    Instrument:  Euphonium   Where are you from?   Festus, MO   What do you like about playing and studying the Euphonium at SEMO?   My favorite part playing the Euphonium is playing with others! I love every opportunity to play with another Euphonium. They are such beautiful instruments with a dark, singing tone!   What are your goals?   My goal is to fully understand and master my instrument, and then inspire others to play Euphonium.   Fun Fact?   I love chocolate and anything sweet!

Josey "Joey" Paar

Instrument: Euphonium

Where are you from?

Festus, MO

What do you like about playing and studying the Euphonium at SEMO?

My favorite part playing the Euphonium is playing with others! I love every opportunity to play with another Euphonium. They are such beautiful instruments with a dark, singing tone!

What are your goals?

My goal is to fully understand and master my instrument, and then inspire others to play Euphonium.

Fun Fact?

I love chocolate and anything sweet!

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