Dr. Jeremy Marks started his position as Assistant Professor of Trombone at UNC Charlotte in the fall of 2018. Prior to his appointment, he held faculty positions at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Blinn College (TX), and was the Teaching Assistant for the trombone studio at The University of Texas at Austin. His students have participated in summer programs such as the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute and the Bar Harbor Brass Camp.
He has served the International Trombone Association as the Web Assistant and the state representative for Louisiana's chapter of T.A.P.A.S. (Trombone Artists Performing for Amateurs and Students), an education initiative by the International Trombone Association. In addition to teaching, he has been published in the International Trombone Association Journal and presented his research interest on bass trumpet at several conferences and festivals.
Dr. Marks is the 2nd trombonist with Opera Carolina and the North Carolina Brass Band, bass trombonist of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and interim principal trombonist with the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has performed with several other symphony orchestras, including Charlotte, Virginia, Baton Rouge, Austin (TX), and Canton (OH). His doubling credits on bass trombone, bass trumpet, and euphonium can be heard on the Naxos, Mark Customs, Arcadia, and Longhorn record labels. He is a member of the 2013 International Trombone Association Quartet Competition winner, Northside Trombone Quartet. Other performing credits include several regional, national, and international venues, such as the 2018 and 2019 International Trombone Festivals and the 2017 International Women’s Brass Conference.
He holds memberships with the International Trombone Association, International Tuba and Euphonium Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is an S.E. Shires Trombone Artist and exclusively performs on Greg Black mouthpieces.
Dr. Marks’s primary teaching influences include Dr. Nathaniel Brickens, Dr. Steve Wolfinbarger, Dr. William Mathis, Garth Simmons, and Charles Villarrubia. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin, Master of Music from Western Michigan University, and Bachelor of Music from Bowling Green State University.