Instructor Jered Montgomery – Brass / Trumpet
Jered Montgomery joins Musical Expressions as the studio’s principle Brass/trumpet teacher. Equally at home with classical, commercial, and jazz, Jered has made himself one of Chicago’s most diverse trumpeters in the past few years.
Bringing orchestral experience from playing principal trumpet in the Southern Illinois Symphony under Edward Benyas, Southern Illinois Music Festival Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Faculty Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz, and the Carnegie Hall debut of the Southern Illinois Wind Ensemble under Christopher Morehouse, Jered feels comfortable in the Chicago orchestral scene.
After moving to Chicago in the fall of 2009, Jered has played with such groups as the nationally acclaimed Chicago Chamber Orchestra under Deiter Kober, the Oak Park Symphony under Jay Friedman, and the Roosevelt Symphony under Stephen Squires, Jonathan McPhee, and Leslie Dunner.
Jered has played under the guidance of Chicago jazz legends Rob Parton and Tom Garling in the Roosevelt Big Band. He performed 4 years in the Southern Illinois Studio Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Tyler Kuebler (Airmen of Note-Lead Alto) and Tim Pitchford (KC and the Sunshine Band).
He has also performed in pit orchestras for countless productions ranging from the Auditorium Theater, to the McLeod Summer Playhouse. Some productions include: Les Miserables, Sweet Charity, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, The Full Monty, Little Women, The Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Bye Bye Birdie, Tale of Two Cities, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Showboat. In his spare time, Jered likes to perform with the Chicago-based acoustic rock band, Band Called Catch, at such venues as the House of Blues, Congress Theater, Hard Rock Café, Double Door, and Webster Hall-NYC to name a few
Jered earned a Bachelors of Music (magna cum laude) from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2009. He completed his Masters of Music (2011) from Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.
“Stephan enjoys trumpet lessons with Jered. Jered is young and full of energy and has made a great connection with my son. We are very pleased with our experience at Musical Expressions. We will gladly recommend the studio!” – Uda J.