Educational Sales Rep
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Favorite Bands

Elton John, There has been so many bands that I absolutely love there is no way I could pick a favorite


BA in Business Administration Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

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Educational Sales Rep

About Me

Greetings! My name is Jeff Howell.  I came to Music & Arts in 1999 after working 9 years on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and 9 years on a trade desk. Having started the tuba in 3rd grade and after 18 years of business experience, I bring a lot of music business expertise to music educators.

I graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. While at Augustana, I was a member of the Augustana Concert Band under the direction of George B. Opheim.

My love and passion for music has drawn me to the business side of music education. My area of expertise is in the recruiting process for beginning band and orchestra students. I especially enjoy "fitting" kids to the best instrument for them.

When I am not helping music directors with their programs, I enjoy my family, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and fishing. But what I enjoy most is playing the tuba. I am a member of the Joliet American Legion Band. In addition to this group, I have performed with the Joliet Junior College Community Band, Lewis University Symphony, Joliet Bicentennial Pops Band, West Suburban Community Concert Band, Deerfield Community Concert Band, and various brass ensembles.

Please contact me with recruiting process questions or low brass questions as well.I can be reached by email at or my cell (815) 545-8411

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