Jemmie Robertson

Jemmie Robertson

Bass Trombone


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Northwestern University
  • Masters of Music, Yale University
  • Bachelors of Music,  University of Northern Colorado

Jemmie Robertson is Associate Professor of Trombone at Eastern Illinois University where he performs chamber music with the Eastern Faculty Brass Quintet, directs the Eastern CrossBones Trombone/Euphonium Ensemble, and organizes and hosts the annual Midwest Trombone Euphonium Conference.

Jemmie is an active musician in the Chicago area where he has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Civic Orchestra and many other regional ensembles. Jemmie also serves as Principal Trombone of the biennial Santo Domingo Festival in the Dominican Republic. Jemmie performs with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado where he is also a member of the Breckenridge Brass Trio and recently appeared as a soloist in Albrechtsberger Alto Trombone Concerto and was a Baroque night featured artist performing the Cesare La Hieronyma and the Falconieri Passacalle on sackbut.

Jemmie studied at Northwestern University (DM) with Michael Mulcahy, Randall Hawes, and Charlie Vernon; Yale University (MM) with Scott Hartman and John Swallow; and the University of Northern Colorado (BM) with Buddy Baker.

Dr. Robertson previously was a member of the Virginia Symphony, Quad Cities Symphony, and the USAF Heritage of America Band. Jemmie also has two solo CDs, A New Day Dawning (2008, MSR Classics Label and iTunes) and The Conditions of a Solitary Bird (2014, CDBaby and iTunes).

Phone: 217-581-6118
Office Address: 1513 – Doudna Fine Arts Center