Associate Professor of Music
UMA Augusta Campus
Low Brass, Music Education, Music History, Brass Ensemble
Anita Jerosch, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Music and Department Coordinator at the University of Maine at Augusta. She holds a Ph.D. in Music and Education from the University of Maine, a M.M. in Trombone Performance from the University of Maine, and a B.M. in Jazz and Contemporary Music with a Trombone Performance concentration from the University of Maine at Augusta. Anita is bass trombonist with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Maine State Ballet Orchestra, Maine Chamber Orchestra, Portland Ballet Orchestra, and many others.
Anita has previously studied at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music with Hal Janks; bass trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, David Taylor and Mark Manduca, Anita toured the U.S. with the musicals “Hello Dolly”, “Cabaret” and “Sweeney Todd” and musical revues for performers Carol Channing and Rita Moreno. With the Kit McClure Band she toured the U.S., Europe and Japan for five years, performed at the 1989 and 1993 Democratic National Conventions and at President Clinton’s Inaugural Balls in 1993 and 1997. While in NYC, she has performed with the big bands; Diva, Illinois Jacquet Band, Charlie Percip Superman Band, and the Tom Pierson Orchestra. When Anita wasn’t touring, she was subbing on Broadway and performing with orchestras throughout New York City. Back home in Maine, she has backed up Don McClean, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Clem DeRosa, Marvin Stamm, Joan Rivers, the Manhattan Transfer, Jonathan Edwards, and Noel Paul Stookey.
Anita was the band director at the University of Maine at Farmington for 10 years before becoming full time at UMA. She is instructor of trombone at Bowdoin College and she holds Maine State Teacher Certifications for K-12 Music and German.