Dr. Louis Setzer is the Instructor of Low Brass at Marian University. His teaching responsibilities at Marian include: weekly private lessons, core classes within the music department, and assisting with the concert and marching bands. He previously worked as music faculty for Northern Kentucky University, Rend Lake College, and taught additional courses at both The Pennsylvania State University, and The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

Louis is the author of Solo Literature for Trombone and Harp – An Annotated Bibliography. He is an advocate for new music, and has commissioned several works for trombone and harp as a direct result of this book. In 2017, he and harpist Joseph Rebman formed the JOLO (Joe Lou) Duo. Their mission is to raise awareness for this genre of music through performance, and collaboration of new works. They maintain an active schedule, and have been invited to perform at international festivals throughout the country.

Louis earned his BM in Music Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, his MM in Trombone Performance from The Pennsylvania State University, where he served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Mark Lusk, and his DMA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His primary teachers were Stephen McEuen, Mark Lusk, Timothy Anderson, and Peter Norton

Louis maintains a private low brass studio, and has worked extensively as a music instructor for school districts in the Cincinnati and Indianapolis area. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is the low brass instructor for the Avon Community School Corporation.

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