Micah Everett is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches applied trombone, euphonium, and tuba, coaches and conducts low brass chamber ensembles, and teaches Low Brass Techniques and Aural Skills courses. A Mississippi native, Everett was first trombonist in the Mississippi Lions All-State Band before attending Delta State University, where he received the Bachelor of Music Education degree, and studied trombone and euphonium with Edward R. Bahr. He holds the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied trombone with Randy Kohlenberg, and euphonium and tuba with Dennis AsKew. Prior to joining the Ole Miss faculty in 2012, Everett was an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and also held teaching positions the University of Northern Iowa, Elon University, and UNCG.
An active recitalist, orchestral, and chamber musician on alto, tenor, and bass trombones, and euphonium, Everett currently performs with the Mississippi Brass Quintet. He has been Principal Trombonist in the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, and performed on tenor trombone, bass trombone, and euphonium with Black Bayou Brass and the Northern Brass Trio. Additional performances include appearances with the Mississippi, North Carolina, Shreveport, South Arkansas, Cedar Rapids, Greensboro, Fayetteville, and Delta Symphony Orchestras, the Louisiana Lyric Opera, the Choral Society of Greensboro, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the Equinox Jazz Orchestra, the LA Legacy Jazz Orchestra, the Lawrence Gibbs Orchestra, the Louisiana Big Band, the Bill Shepherd Big Band, the Twin City Concert Band, the Centenary Summer Band, the Russ-Town Band, the Waterloo Municipal Band, the Market Street Brass Quintet, and pit orchestras for numerous shows and other programs.
As a soloist Everett won the National Solo Competition (Tenor Division III) at the 2003 Eastern Trombone Workshop, and was a finalist in the Frank Smith Solo Competition at the 2003 International Trombone Festival in Helsinki, Finland, and the 2003 Houston Symphony-Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Monroe, Raleigh, and UNCG Symphony Orchestras, the UNCG Symphonic Band, the UNI Wind Symphony, the Waterloo Municipal Band, the ULM Jazz Ensemble, the ULM Wind Ensemble, the ULM Symphonic Band, and the Twin City Concert Band. He has appeared as soloist, clinician, and/or conductor at the Mid-South Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, the Big XII Area Universities Trombone Conference, the Louisiana Music Educators' Association Annual Convention, the South Central Regional Music Conference, and the Eastern Trombone Workshop. His arrangements for brass have been published by Cimarron Music Press and TAP Music, and his articles and reviews have appeared in the International Trombone Association Journal and Conn-Selmer's Keynotes Magazine. He currently blogs at The Reforming Trombonist.
Everett is an active member of the International Trombone Association, currently serving as as Assistant Editor (Audio/Video Reviews) for the ITA Journal. He is also a member of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association, the Historic Brass Society, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, the College Music Society, and the Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies. In 2007 he received the Roger DiGiulian Lifetime Musician Award from the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, and in 2010 he was awarded an Enhancement Grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents, receiving over $39,000 to purchase new instruments for the Brass Class and Low Brass Studio at ULM.
In addition to his many professional activities, Everett is a member of the Oxford Camp of The Gideons International, and he and his family attend Christ Presbyterian Church. In 2011 he received a Certificate in Systematic Theology from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His writings on theological and devotional topics have appeared in Modern Reformation, Puritan Reformed Journal, and The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth.
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