John Mueller, D.M.A., is currently Associate Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, and is trombonist with the Memphis Brass Quintet. He joined the faculty at the U. of Memphis in 2001 after a 21-year career with The U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C., where he had been euphonium section leader and soloist. Dr. Mueller has enjoyed a wide variety of musical experiences on both trombone and euphonium that include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, and the Kennedy Center Theatre Chamber Players. In demand as a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the US, he has also performed and given masterclasses in Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Europe. His research into historical instruments includes sackbut and period brass instrument performances with the Memphis Consortium for Early Music, Memphis Early Brass Ensemble, The Yankee Brass Band, and the New Sousa Band. Mueller has presented or performed at numerous ITEA International and Regional Conferences, The Mid-West International Band & Orchestra Clinic, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, and International Trombone Festival.
Dr. Mueller earned his Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Trombone Performance from The Catholic University of America. His recording credits include the solo CD recording Euphonic Sounds and selections on CD The Chamber Wind Music of Jack Cooper. Dr. Mueller has served on the faculty of The Catholic University of America, and on the executive committee of the International Tuba Euphonium Association. He is also a Meinl-Weston artist/clinician. Dr. Mueller’s principal teachers include Milton Stevens, Robert Gray, Daniel Perantoni, and Brian Bowman.