John Mueller is currently the Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, and trombonist with the Memphis Brass Quintet.
He joined the faculty at Memphis in the fall of 2001 after a 21-year career with The U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C., concluding as euphonium section leader and soloist. While with The Army Band, Dr. Mueller was frequently featured as a soloist on both euphonium and trombone with the band, orchestra, and in recital. Dr. Mueller enjoyed a variety of musical experiences outside the military that included performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Theatre Chamber Players.
As a soloist, clinician, and adjudicator, he as appeared throughout the U.S., as well as Japan, Australia, and Europe. Dr. Mueller earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Trombone Performance from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In 1999 he released his debut solo recording, “Euphonic Sounds.”
Dr. Mueller has served on the faculty of The Catholic University of America and the executive committee of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (formerly T.U.B.A.). His principal teachers include Milton Stevens, Robert Gray, Daniel Perantoni, and Brian Bowman.