Affiliate Instructor, Bass and Jazz Improvisation
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Dr. Crystal Rebone is the Instructor of Bass at Bradley University. Originally from Beloit, Wisconsin, Dr. Rebone graduated Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance. Graduating with her Doctorate in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois in 2021, she has striven to research ways that secondary jazz ensemble directors support female students in their jazz programs.
An active and diverse performer, Dr. Rebone has performed all over the country with a variety of groups. Her time at the University of Illinois allowed her to perform with Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts, and Jim Pugh with the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band at the Jazz Education Network’s mainstage. She was also a part of the award winning University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble. Outside of the university setting, Dr. Rebone has played with countless musicians around the Midwest. In March of 2020, she was fortunate to tour the east coast with Monkia Herzig’s all-female jazz combo, Sheroes.
Dr. Rebone is equally passionate about music education. She has been an active instructor at summer camps at the University of Illinois, University of Iowa, and Western Illinois University. She holds an active private studio with a variety of string instruments and genres. When not teaching or playing music, Dr. Rebone is always looking for local coffee shops, the
best sushi, and hanging with her cats.