Jeremy McBain joined the EIU faculty in Fall 2011 as Instructor of Music. He currently teaches Music Theory and General Education courses, performs in the Faculty Brass Quintet, and serves as the Auditions and Events Coordinator. He has previously held faculty trumpet positions at Millikin University, Saint Mary’s College (IN), and San Jacinto College (TX). Jeremy is also an active freelance musician, performing regularly with the Baroque Artists of Champaign and the Danville (IL) Symphony. He has also performed with Millikin-Decatur Symphony, Bach Society of Houston, Sinfonia da Camera (IL), Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Chamber Brass, and the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, among others. Jeremy has a diverse background of musical experiences, performing under the baton of John Rutter, Carl St. Clair, H. Robert Reynolds, Rossen Milanov, and sharing the stage with artists Doc Severinsen, Byron Stripling, John Clayton, and the late Michael Brecker.
Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Houston and his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the faculty at EIU, Jeremy held the positions of operations manager with the South Bend Symphony and admissions recruiter for the Eastman School of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Jeremy enjoys freshwater fishing, biking with his wife and son, as well as his newfound hobby of home brewing.