Nazareth Academy welcomes guest artist to LaGrange Park
Andrew Boland, director of bands and choirs at Nazareth Academy, welcomed Jemmie Robertson to work with Nazareth bands Dec. 13.
Updated: December 20, 2012 9:24AM
LAGRANGE PARK — American trombonist Jemmie Robertson, an active soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher at Eastern Illinois University, was a guest artist Dec. 13 at Nazareth Academy.
During the instrumental clinic, Robertson worked with students on musicality and the principles of being a better musician. He focused on breathing, posture and good sound production.
“A different perspective is always valuable in inspiring the best from students,” said Boland. “It was a great opportunity for young musicians to hear and learn from a professional in that field.
Robertson has performed with numerous ensembles including the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Music of the Baroque, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, Chicagoland Pops, Illinois Philharmonic, Elgin Symphony, Rockford Symphony, Northwest Indiana Symphony, South Bend Symphony, Kenosha Symphony, Quad Cities Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Peoria Symphony, Lincoln Park Brass, Tower Brass and others
His debut solo CD, titled “A New Day Dawning” was released on the MSR Classics Label (MS 1182) in September 2008. The recording features recent and previously unrecorded works for trombone and piano (Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio, Piano).
Robertson is a founding member of ProBono (a Chicago-based professional trombone quartet) and is also a member of the Artemis Brass. In the summers he enjoys performing with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colo., where, in the summer of 2008, he appeared as a soloist performing the Albrechtsberger Alto Trombone Concerto.