Western PASSHE Low Brass Consortium


Jeffrey Wardlaw, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Wardlaw has served as Assistant Professor of Trombone/Low Brass in the Department of Music at Clarion University of Pennsylvania since 1997. In addition to teaching applied trombone, euphonium, and tuba, Dr. Wardlaw coordinates the brass area, instructs courses in music theory, music techology, and brass techniques; and directs the Clarion University Brass Ensemble. Additionally, he coordinates Clarion, PA's annual TUBACHRISTMAS.

Chairperson for the department since 2005, Dr. Wardlaw recently led the creation of the department's most recent Strategic Plan. He continues to work with music faculty and university administration to improve the quality of music education students receive in the department.

As department technology coordinator, and strong proponent of technology use in the classroom, Dr. Wardlaw's makes extensive use of technology in his courses. Students can expect to use traditional technology, such as word processing and web searches, and emergent technology, including the use of handheld computers, blogs, and wikis, in courses he teaches. Many of his recent presentations have addressed the use of technology in the music classroom (Pennsylvania Educatational Technology Expo & Conference, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference).

Beyond Clarion University, Dr. Wardlaw has taught applied trombone, music theory, and ear training at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and applied trombone and euphonium at the University of Louisville. He has served on the faculties of summer music camps and music preparatory schools in Kentucky and North Carolina. His primary trombone teachers include Steve Wolfinbarger, Richard Cryder, and Randy Kohlenberg.

Dr. Wardlaw has been an active member the International Trombone Association (ITA), serving on the Pedagogy Committee, working on web-based communication, and publishing an article in the ITA Journal. Among his performance credits are appearances at the International Trombone Festival, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, and the North Carolina Trombone Festival.