Bio of Jeffrey D. Boehm, Ph.D.
Jeff Boehm is an eclectic composer, but is most interested in crafting ways for classical musicians to feel comfortable improvising. He specialises in composing pieces for trumpet and backing track, thus allowing for a different sonic experience in recital situations. Boehm combines influences from classical, jazz, and electronic music in his compositions.
His two most recent compositions are historical/sensical explorations centred around the milling industry prolific in the Bath, UK area during the Industrial Revolution. These two trumpet and backing track pieces feature recorded sounds from mills, with the rhythms generated from the mill machinery. The sounds are either used as they were originally recorded, or are transferred into the sounds of modern digital synthesisers.
Jeff is currently teaching music composition, conducting the Wind Band, coaching Chamber Winds and serving as Learning Technologist at Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom.
He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education and a Masters in Music (Trumpet) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from Otterbein College, a Master’s Certificate of Arranging from Berklee School of Music Online and a Certificate in Production from Point Blank Music online. He is a graduate of West Carrollton Senior High School in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He has studied conducting with Jerry Gates.
Dr. Boehm’s teaching career has led him to several states, including Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Iowa. He has taught beginning bands, middle school\junior high bands, high school concert, marching and jazz bands, guitar class, music theory, men’s choir, and directed several musicals. Boehm has also directed the Concert and Jazz Bands, coached chamber ensembles, and taught courses in conducting, music education/student teacher supervision and in orchestration, composition and arranging at William Penn University, Otterbein University, and Bluffton University.
Boehm’s other university teaching experience also includes stints at William Penn University and Otterbein University. Dr. Boehm is an eclectic performer, having played in pit orchestras, circus bands, jazz bands, chamber orchestras and other chamber ensembles throughout his career. Dr. Boehm’s professional association memberships have included the Music Educator’s National Conference, the Ohio Music Education Association, the International Trumpet Guild, the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio, WASBE, and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. Dr. Boehm also served as a founding board member and President of the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio.
Currently working on a setting of two Emily Dickinson poems for Soprano, Clarinet, and piano.