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Dr. Justin McAdara

Justin McAdara

Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts

Phone: (478) 471-5766
Website: http://www.socband.com

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Biography: Assistant Professor of Music and electric trombonist, Dr. Justin McAdara, has had a diverse career including real estate, insurance marketing, nonprofit, and professional musician. Hailing from southern California, Dr. McAdara received his Doctorate in Jazz Performance in 2020 from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. His dissertation focused on his invention, The InfiniSphere, which is the first trombone designed specifically to be used with electronics. While at the University of Illinois, Dr. McAdara also founded his nonprofit organization, Music Defying Boundaries, that is dedicated to engaging individuals with experimental and improvised music through education, performance, and documentation.
Dr. McAdara has had the pleasure of performing with several groups including The Pacific Symphony, Holland America Cruise Lines, Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra, The Everyone Orchestra, and Renee Baker’s Chicago Modern Orchestra. Most recently, Dr. McAdara performed at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York with Russell Gunn’s Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra which included special guests, Jazzmeia Horn, Steffon Harris, Leon Timbo, Jessica Care Moore, Craig Harris, Miles Griffith, Oliver Lake, and Weedie Braihmah.
Dr. McAdara is an endorsed artist with Best American Craftsman out of Kansas City, Missouri.
Education: B.A. Music Education, California State University, Fullerton
M.M. Trombone Performance, Mercer University
D.M.A. Jazz Performance, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana


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