Dr. Eddie Elsey
Dr. Eddie Elsey was born in Zachary, LA. He received the Bachelor of Music Education in 1999 from Northwestern State University (Louisiana), the Master of Music in trombone performance from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trombone performance and pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2008. His principal teachers of study were Dr. William Mathis and Dr. Marta Hofacre. Additional instruction has come from David Vining of the Cincinnati Conservatory; Ron Wilkins, jazz trombone recording artist; K. Thomas Brantley of the University of South Florida, and Larry Campbell of Louisiana State University.
Dr. Elsey is in demand as a soloist, judge, and clinician throughout the southern region of the United States. He won the “Brass Division” and the “Silver Medal Award” in the 1st annual Corinth Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. He was also a part of the jazz trombone sextet, “HubBones”, that was the 2002 Eastern Trombone Workshop winner of the National Jazz Ensemble Competition. He has also been a featured soloist with the Corinth Symphony Orchestra, the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and the University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble. Performance experiences also include the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, the Longview (TX) Symphony Orchestra, as well as various big bands, pit orchestras, chamber groups, and jazz combos.
Dr. Elsey holds professional memberships in the International Trombone Association, the International Tuba/Euphonium Association, the International Association of Jazz Educators, the College Music Society, the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Music Society, the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity of America.
Dr. Elsey began his tenure at UNA in 2002 and was made associate professor in 2012.