Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Jazz Trombone)
Trombonist/Euphoniumist, Freddie Mendoza, has distinguished himself as one of the leading instrumentalist and educators on the jazz scene today. With over 40 studio recordings under his belt, he has performed across the United States and abroad, sharing the stage with many of jazz music’s greats, including Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, Marvin Stamm, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Rob McConnell, Bob Mintzer and Harry Connick, Jr. to name a few.
Formerly the Director of Jazz Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos, he has brought his talents to the great city of Indianapolis, as the Director of Jazz Studies at University of Indianapolis. Freddie is in demand across the nation as a clinician and holds a Bachelors of Music Performance from University of Texas at Austin, Masters of Music in Composition at Southwest Texas State University and is currently ABD in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University New York, New York. Freddie is an artist with Getzen Custom Series Trombones.