Michael Billingsley

Michael Billingsley holds a Bachelors of Music degree from University of the Arts in trumpet performance, a Masters of the Art in Teaching degree from the University of the Arts and a Doctoral of Musical Arts in music education at Rutgers University. His writings about music and music appreciation have been published and presented nationally and internationally. He has also received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Tribeca Film Institute and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. As a musician, Professor Billingsley has recorded two full-length albums of his own original songs and compositions, recorded and performed with a wide variety of jazz and popular ensembles and maintains a steady calendar of local performances of his own jazz ensembles.