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Shawn Bell

Shawn began his musical journey at the age of ten in his home town of Dowagiac, Michigan. He excelled in all things musical including his school’s band program, local and state honor bands, and any other playing opportunities he could find. These efforts eventually led him to continue his training at Western Michigan University.

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Primary Instrument

Trombone

Location

Rockford, IL

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Private Instructor Roscoe Middle School, Roscoe, Il (2007-present) Winnebago Community unit School District, Winnebago, Il (2007-present) Belvidere School District, Belvidere, Il (2007-2009) Dekalb High School, Dekalb, Il (2008-2009) Goshen School District, Goshen In (2006-2007) Private lessons and/or section coaching Beloit Memeorial High School, Beloit, Wi (2007-present) Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Band 1 chosen as finalist in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition (2009) Concord School District, Elkhart, In (2006-2007) Northwood High School, Nappanee, In (2006-2007) Dowagiac Union High School, Dowagiac, Mi (2005) Berrien Springs High School, Berrien Springs, Mi (2003-2005) University Teaching Assistant Northern Illinois University All University Jazz Band director (2009-present) Northern Illinois University Liberace Jazztet leader (2009-present) Northern Illinois University Undergraduate combo instructor (2008-2009)

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