Resume - Vita

This section contains the professional curriculum vita of Jarritt Ahmed Sheel.

Jarritt Ahmed Sheel

Music Educator, Jazz Trumpet, Clinician, Consultant




 Formal Education

Teachers College, Columbia University                                                           New York, NY

Degree Earned: Ed.M. (Music & Music Education)                                          October 2015

In Progress: Ed.DMusic & Music Education                                                      December 2017


Northern Illinois University                                                                              DeKalb, IL

Degree Earned: M.M. Jazz Studies                                                                   May 2008

Emphasis of Study: Jazz Performance/ Jazz Pedagogy

Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Jazz Studies Department


Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University                                                 Tallahassee, FL

Degree Earned: B.S. Music                                                                                 August 2005

Emphasis of Study: Trumpet Performance, Jazz


Principal Teachers

Dr. Marsha Baxter                                               Music Education           2013 - Pres

Dr. James Frankel                                              Music Technology         2013 - Pres

Dr. Randall Allsup                                               Music Philosophy           2013 - Pres

Prof. Art Davis                                                    Jazz Perf/ History            2006 - 2008

Prof. Ron X. Carter                                            Jazz Pedagogy                2006 - 2008

Dr. Geoffrey Horn                                             Music Theory                    2001 - 2005

Prof. Ron Ellis                                                    Ensemble Director            1999 - 2004

Dr. Shelby Chipman                                         Ensemble Director             1998 - 2004

Dr. Marty Robinson                                          Trumpet Performance        1996 - 1998

Dr. Julian E. White                                           Ensemble Director              1994 - 2004

Dr. William P. Foster                                       Ensemble Director               1994 - 1997


Master classes / Major Teachers (*)

Art Davis                                                                 Jazz Performance        2006 - 2008 *

Robin Eubanks                                                      Jazz Performance        April 2008

Clark Terry                                                            Jazz Pedagogy             April 2008

Roy Hargrove                                                       Jazz Performance          April 2008

Jimmy Heath                                                        Jazz Pedagogy              February 2008

John Clayton                                                        Jazz Pedagogy              April 2007

Peter Erskine                                                       Jazz Pedagogy               November 2007

Jiggs Whigham                                                   Jazz Performance            February 2007

Melton Mustafa Sr.                                             Jazz Pedagogy                November 2006, August 2007

Antonio Hart                                                       Jazz Performance             November 2006

Nicholas Payton                                                 Jazz Performance             November 2006

James Zollar                                                       Jazz Performance             November 2005

Terrell Stafford                                                   Jazz Performance             February 2008

Graham Breedlove                                             Jazz Performance             July 2004

Eugene Corporon                                               Conducting                        January 2004

Russell Gunn                                                       Jazz Performance              November 2003

Vince Gardner                                                     Jazz Performance              2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 *

Wynton Marsalis                                                 Jazz Performance              July 2000, March 2007

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra                         Jazz Pedagogy                   July 2000, March 2007



 “A Walk Through the Park: A Song for a Friend” (2007) for trumpet and piano

Premiered April 15, 2008 in DeKalb, IL

Jarritt Sheel Trumpet

Willerm Delisfort Piano



Premiered July 2012 Orlando, FL



“Cousin Peggy” (2012)

Premiered July 2012 Orlando, FL



“Throws of Passion” (2011)

Premiered June 2012 Orlando, FL




(October – November 2012)                                               "Shades of Blue” - The BLU-TET (CD)

(March 2010)                                                                        K.G. Omulo “Ayah Ye! Moving train”

(May – July 2008)                                                                Modern Technique (Press Release)

(2006, 2007)                                                                        Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble (CD)

(February 2006)                                                                   Miami Heat Street Band (Press Release)

(August 2004)                                                                      Walt Disney World Collegiate All-Star Band (CD)

(February 2002)                                                                   Florida A&M University Jazz Band (CD)

(July 2001)                                                                            Tallahassee Boys Choir (CD)

(1999, 2001, 2002)                                                              Florida A&M University Marching “100” Band (CD)



The Freedom Now Project                                                 Trumpet/Turntable               2015 –

Fordham University Jazz Band                                           Trumpet                                2015 -

Burning Spear                                                                       Trumpet                               2010 – 2013

BLU-TRIO/ BLU-TET/Bionic Soul                                          Leader                                 2009 – 2013

Modern Technique                                                               Leader                                 2008 – 2010

Melton Mustafa Big Band                                                     Trumpet                               2007

H2O Soul                                                                              Horn Section                       2006 – 2008

Northern Illinois University Jazz Band                                Trumpet/Lead                      2006 – 2008

Miami Heat Street Band Lead                                            Trumpet                                2005 – 2008

Walt Disney World Collegiate All-Star Band                      Trumpet                               2004

Florida A&M University Wind Ensemble                            Principal Trumpet                2003 – 2004

Florida A&M University Concert Choir (soloist)                 Soloist                                   2003

Tallahassee Boys Choir                                                     Trumpet                                2001 – 2002

Florida A&M University Brass Quintet                               Trumpet/Lead                      2000 – 2004

Walt Disney World College Music Program                      Trumpet/Lead                      1999 – 2004

Florida A&M University Jazz Band                                    Trumpet/Lead                      1998 – 2004

Florida A&M University Marching “100” Band                   Trumpet/Lead                      1994 – 2001




“Looking Forward” Doctoral Recital 2015     

A comprehensive collage of jazz standards that demonstrate my mastery of the jazz idiom. This was a exit for my pursuit of the Ed.D. degree at Teachers College, Columbia University


Bohemia After Dark 2012 – Present

Live monthly jazz music event hosted at Jazz Tastings in Maitland, FL. featuring original music from the BLUTET and other standard jazz compositions.


Digital Journey 2009 - Present

Monthly live music event in Orlando, FL that features live bands & deejays


Young Gunnz Jazz Showcase 2009 – Present

Yearly live jazz music event in Orlando, FL that features young jazz artist from the Central Florida area


Graduate Recital 2008

Footprints, You Don’t Know What Love Is, The Nearness of You, Sir John, Fungii Mama,

A Walk through the Park, Seven Steps to Heaven


Senior Recital 2005

Pam’s Patience, Grand Russian Fantasia, Scrapple From the Apple, Seven Steps to Heaven


Jazz Recital 2004

Green Dolphin Street, Bye Bye Blackbird, Moments Notice, Fly Me to the Moon


Orlando Jazz Orchestra “The Trumpet Greats” March 2011



Central Florida Jazz Society(Black History Month Program)

“Harlem Renaissance: A Tribute to Duke Ellington & Count Basie”

February 2012 & 2013



Teacher’s College, Columbia University                          New York, NY                       2013 – Present

- Graduate Research Assistant (edTPA)

- Teachers Assistant (Dr Peter Holsberg)

- Teachers Assistant (Dr. Randall Allsup)

- Teachers Assistant (Dr. Marsha Baxter)


Guttman Community College                                           New York, NY                      

- Graduate Coordinator (studio): City Seminar                                                                2013 - 2014

- Adjunct Humanities Instructor: LASC 200 - Arts in NYC                                               2013 – Present

- Adjunct Humanities Instructor: LASC 102 – City Seminar II                                          2015 - Present


Jazz at Lincoln Center                                                         New York, NY                      

- Middle School Jazz Academy - Site Coordinator (Bronx)                                                2014

- Program Assistant – High School Program (Manhattan)                                                  2015 - Pres     

- Ensemble Director - High School Program (Manhattan)                                                  2017 - Pres

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)                             2015

- Presentation Proposal Reviewer                   


Valencia College                                                                   Orlando, FL                           2009 – 2013

- Associate Music Faculty/ Classes:

Applied Trumpet MVB 1211, History of Rock & Jazz MUL 1017,

Music Appreciation MUL 1010, Music Theory MUT-1011

Valencia Music Camps: Jazz Summer Camp: 2010-2011

- Jazz Camp Founder / Director


University of Central Florida                                             Orlando, FL                           2012 – 2013

-Adjunct Faculty African-American Studies

Evolution of Hip-Hop: AFA 3371


Getzen                                                                                   Elkhorn, WI                           2011 – Present

Clinician/Artist (Genesis 3003S)


Ocoee High School                                                               Ocoee, FL                            2010 – 2013

-Assistant Band Director

Jazz Band, Marching Band


Edgewater High School                                                       College Park, FL                2011 – 2012

Assistant Jazz Band Director


Burning Spear                                                                                                                     2009 - Present

Trumpet player/Touring Band


Timber Creek High School Jazz Band                                Orlando, FL                         2008 – 2013

- Brass-line Coach


Northern Illinois University                                                  DeKalb, IL                            2006 – 2008

- Graduate Teaching Assistantship (All- University Jazz Band)

- Classroom Assistant MUSC 596 Jazz Ensemble, MUSC 230 Jazz Literature, MUSC 104

Jazz Aural Skills

Community School of the Arts

- Trumpet Teacher


Northern Illinois University Jazz Camp                           DeKalb, IL                              Summer 2006 – 2007

- Head Male Counselor


IMEA District 8 Adjudicator                                               Illinois                                    2007 & 2008

- Adjudicating honors middle & high school level trombones & trumpet.


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp                                                  Twin Lake, MI                       May - Aug 2003

- Camp Counselor, Lifeguard, Performer


Florida A&M University                                                      Tallahassee, FL July              1997- 2002

Marching “100” Band Camp

-Camp Counselor, Section Teacher



HIP HOP WORKSHOP 2012 at UCF (M.I.R.C.)                  Orlando, FL                           2012 – Present



Project Write It Now Inc.                                                      Orlando, FL                           2010 – Present

- Board Member


Central Florida Jazz Society                                                 Orlando, FL                           2011 – Present

- Board Member


Young Gunns Jazz Showcase                                              Orlando, FL                           2009 – Present

- Director /Coordinator


Dr. Phillip’s Performing Arts Center                                  Orlando, FL                           2011 – Present

- Membership Circle


Orlando Film Festival                                                           Orlando, FL                           Spring 2010



United Arts of Central Florida                                            Maitland, FL                          January 2012

Grants Judge


J Sheel Music Consulting                                                    Orlando, FL                           2008 – Present

- Music Consultant/ Promoter/ Performer/Clinician

Zora Neale Hurston Festival

Juneteenth Summer Jazz Camp (Orlando, FL)

Well’s Built Museum “Music Before the Crossover…”

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

-Horn Section Coordinator/ Musician


(Meadowbrook Middle, Timber Creek H.S., Wekiva H.S., Ocoee M.S., Corner lake

M.S., Oakridge H.S., Avalon M.S., Edgewater H.S.)




edTPA National Conference (UCLA)                                 Los Angeles, CA                    October 2014

 “Research on edTPA: Lessons Learned at Teachers College”     


Florida Music Educators Association                                Tampa, FL                             

"Oh the Swing: Understanding the Music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington"         January 2011

“Brass Pedagogies”                                                                                                             January 2016


HIP HOP WORKSHOP 2012(organizer)                          Orlando, FL                             2012 – Present

at UCF (Morgridge International Reading Center)


“#BAM: Black American Music” (presenter)                     Orlando, FL                           October 2012

African American Studies – James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series


Central Florida Jazz Society                                               Orlando, FL                           February 2011, ‘12

“Harlem Renaissance: A Tribute to Count & Duke”an original jazz oratorio by Jarritt A Sheel                                                                    Online                                    2008 - Present

-Writer/Interviewer (Mike Stern, Derrick Gardner, Ezra Weiss, Delfeayo Marsalis)





* Pi Kappa Lambda *MayDay Group  *International Society of Music Education (ISME)  

*College Music Society *John H. Clarke Honor Society *AACTE *Kappa Kappa Psi: Delta Iota & Kappa Nu

Chapters (Pres 2002) *Jazz Journalist Association *NYSATE/NYACTE *International Trumpet Guild

*Black Graduate Student Association (Pres 2006-08) *NAACP * The Art Directors Club

*Association for Popular Music Education (APME) *American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)  

*Florida Jazz Educators *Central Florida Jazz Society *BMI *Technology in Music Education (TI:ME)




REFERENCES: Provided upon request....