Trevor Jones, M.M.

Adjunct Instructor

M.M., DePaul University

Based in Chicago, independent artist Trevor Jones works in a variety of musical settings.  He performs with regional orchestras throughout the Midwest and East Coast including the Elgin Symphony and is a substitute with the Grant Park Orchestra.  He has also recorded for  Realize Records on Chris Bruni’s album Watch Me Burn and Kate Quinby's upcoming album Tribute To Water .  He has toured Europe several times with ensembles ranging from big bands to chamber orchestras and performed at the Montreux and Vienne Jazz Festivals.  In addition to his orchestral and jazz experience Trevor also performs regularly in musical theatre and plays in and co-manages the Chicago rock act Molehill.

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Trevor’s musical theatre credits as a double and electric bassist include Jeff®-Award Winning Musical Hero with music by Michael Mahler that was premiered at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL in the Summer of 2012.  For the Glory with music by Broadway regular and Tony Award® nominee’s Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) and Battlecry by Paul Bogaev (Aida, Spiderman) 

While growing up in Gettysburg, PA Trevor studied double bass with Duane Botterbusch of the Harrisburg Symphony, and continued with Andrew Kohn of the Pittsburgh Opera at West Virginia University.  In 2009 he completed his Master’s degree at DePaul University where he studied with Rob Kassinger of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  While studying at DePaul, Trevor performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the DePaul Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Cliff Colnot.  Trevor earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at West Virginia University. 

Trevor performs with the Chicago-based rock act Molehill.  Molehill headlines some of Chicago’s most prominent venues and tours throughout the country with over 200 dates in the last 3 years.  Highlights include appearances at CBS Studio Chicago and the Metro (Chicago). Trevor won an ASCAP+ Award for his songwriting on Molehill's album Equinox.

In addition to teaching at IWU Trevor is in demand as an educator in the Chicago area and maintains a studio at  Midwest Young Artists , the preeminent youth music program in the Midwest.  In addition to teaching at MYA, Trevor is also a faculty member at  DePaul University where he teaches String Pedagogy.




email rjones@iwu.edu phone office Presser 54
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900