Jennifer Mills, B.M.

Jennifer Abernathy Director of Athletic Bands
Music Department

Office Location:  Parolini Music Center, Room 109
Email Address: jmills@aurora.edu

Education
M.M.E. - Boston University (in progress), Boston, Massachusetts
B.M. - Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
A.A. with Honors - Lincoln Trail College, Robinson, IL

Areas of Specialization
Instrumental Music
Marching, Pep, & Concert Band
Music Education

Courses Taught
AU Pep Band
Music Appreciation at Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Smith-Walbridge Clinics Head Intern Coordinator
Illinois Valley area flute and piano instructor and adjudicator
IHSA Solo & Ensemble certified Woodwind Adjudicator
IMEA District II Professional Development Representative
Named “Outstanding Young Career Woman of the Year” (2004)
Sigma Alpha Iota Lifetime member
Eastern Illinois University Drum Major (2001-2003)

Performances
Peoria Civic Center Theater, Dan Fogelberg Acoustic All-Stars, Peoria, IL
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
CBS Early Show, Ney York, NY
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
US Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Ohio Jazz Summit, Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH
Numerous church and civic performances

Other Interests
Home improvement
Music Education research
Car enthusiast
Band instrument repair