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Dr. Javier Stuppard

Javier Stuppard was appointed Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music at Houston-Tillotson University in 2009. He maintains an active performance schedule in many styles of music including Jazz, Salsa, Classical and Commercial. He performs regularly with the Fresh 2 Def Horns, a premier horn section in Texas, Monster Big Band, The Funk Mob, Eclipse Band & Orchestra, and Sauce the Band.

Stuppard is a founding member of JazzBonez, a group that was named winner of both the 2007 National and International Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competitions. JazzBonez has been featured at several major conferences such as International Trombone Festival, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, and the Texas Music Educators Conference. He is also a founding member of the “Minor 4th Quartet” which consists of three other prominent university trombone professors. As a member of the University of Texas Trombone Choir they were named winner of the 2007 Emory Remington Competition and recorded two albums.

Stuppard has also performed with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Temple Symphony, with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Super Reyes (formally known as the Kumbia Kings), Los Bad Apples, and other various ensembles. As a soloist, Stuppard placed second in the 2008 Eastern Trombone Workshop Division III National Solo Competition, and third in 2009; furthermore, he has performed in numerous master classes with artists such as Tim & Jessica Buzzbee, Doug Yeo, Jacques Mauger, Ralph Sauer, Canadian Brass, and Trombones de Costa Rica. In 2010, Stuppard has had the distinct honor in opening for a speech given by President Obama in Austin, Texas. 

Stuppard holds a Bachelors Degrees in Music Education from Norfolk State University, a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance from The University of Texas at Austin, and is finishing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Trombone Performance at The University of Texas at Austin. His principal teachers include Paul Adams, and Dr. Nathaniel Brickens. 
Javier Stuppard exclusively plays on Giddings and Webster mouthpieces.


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Role: Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music
Phone: 512-505-3043
Office: J-M 222