Prior to his return to Tennessee, he held positions with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Grand Opera, Wichita Brass Quintet, and Omaha Symphony Orchestra. Jeffery has also appeared in solo performances, recitals, and on stage with various regional orchestras in Kansas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Texas, and Tennessee.
Jeffery’s horn studies at Tennessee Technological University with Prof. Arthur LaBar, previously of the Annapolis Brass Quintet and National Symphony Orchestra. He continued his education at Wichita State University with Dr. Nicholas Smith and was a member of the Wichita Brass Quintet, an active professional brass quintet performing throughout the Mid-West.
An active soloist and chamber musician, Jeffery takes great pleasure in championing the music of contemporary composers. He has most recently been involved in two new commissions for Horn, Oboe, and Piano Trio - “Partita” by Dr. Gregory Danner and “A Touch of Color” by Dr. Maria Niederberger - which he will premiere this Fall.
Jeffery has participated in various music festivals such as The Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians. He has also attended numerous regional and international horn workshops, having received recognition as a finalist and winner of several horn competitions sponsored by the International Horn Society.
Aside from live performances throughout the region, Jeffery's
playing can be heard on various commercial recordings including
Dallas Wind Symphony's recent release of "Lincolnshire Posy: The
Music of Percy Grainger."