Emiel De Jaegher

Music Technology Instructor

Emiel De Jaegher is a musician, composer and educator from Chicago, Illinois, currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has performed and recorded with legendary artists such as John Patitucci, Kris Davis, and Mehmet Ali Sanlikol. He was awarded Outstanding Trumpet Soloist by Wynton Marsalis in the inaugural 2020 Jazz Rudin Jazz Championship and selected as a member of the prestigious 2019 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program. He placed third in the 2019 National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division and placed as a semifinalist in the small classical ensemble division. He has performed at venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, BBC Radio Foyle, Ulster Hall, Panama Jazz Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the San Jose Jazz Festival. In December of 2021, he graduated the Master of Music program at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute on a full tuition scholarship under the direction of maestro Danilo Perez, with weekly individual tutelage under maestros George Garzone and Nicholas Payton. In addition to performing regularly, he currently works with Boston Music Project at Margarita Muniz Academy (Boston Public Schools), teaching Music Technology classes for 9th through 12th grade students, as well as working for NEMPAC (North End Music Performing Arts Center) at Warren/Prescott School (Boston Public Schools), teaching Music Technology classes for 6th through 7th grade students. He also works as the El Sistema Brass Teaching Artist at East Somerville Community School (Somerville Public Schools), teaching two brass classes for 3rd to 8th grade students. He is also the Jazz Combo Director at Newton South High School (Newton Public Schools), where he led the ensemble to become one of three national finalists in the 2023 Charles Mingus High School Competition. He holds a private studio of eleven students both online and in person, teaching trumpet, piano, music theory, production, and composition.