- Professor, Coordinator of Jazz Studies
- Graduate Program Coordinator
BiographyDr. Madsen received a bachelor of science degree in music education from the University of Missouri, a master of music degree from Northern Illinois University, and a doctor of musical arts degree in trombone performance from the University of Illinois. Dr. Madsen's duties at UNO include directing the jazz ensembles and jazz combos, coordinating the UNO Brass Day, the UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival, and the UNO Jazz Camp and teaching applied low brass, jazz survey, low brass ensemble, and improvisation. He has performed extensively in jazz, pop, and classical venues, having played with Bill Watrous, Pete Christlieb, Aretha Franklin, Frank Valli, the Jim Widner Big Band, the Omaha Big Band, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, the Omaha Jazz Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, the Omaha Brass Ensemble, and the Missouri Symphony Society. Dr. Madsen is also in high demand as a guest artist/clinician and has performed and/or adjudicated throughout the United States and in Europe, Japan, and Brazil. As a member of the Continental Trombone Quartet, Dr. Madsen has performed and presented clinics at the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Midwest Clinic, and the International Association for Jazz Education International Conference. The Continental Trombone Quartet has also performed in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Canada. Dr. Madsen is currently serving as All-State Jazz Band Coordinator for the Nebraska Music Educators Assocation and is a Getzen Artist/Clinician.
Research and Creative Activity InterestsTrombone performance, jazz performance, new works for trombone quartet, jazz trombone ensembles
EducationBS, University of Missouri
MM, Northern Illinois University
DMA, University of Illinois