Jeff Cleveland enters his fourth year of teaching after recently completing a Master of Music and Human Learning degree at The University of Texas. While at UT, Mr. Cleveland served as a teaching assistant for the Longhorn Band, and Longhorn Pep Band. He is a native Texan with teaching and performing experience across the country. Originally from Arlington, Texas, he attended Illinois State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a minor in Italian Studies.

Mr. Cleveland is an alumnus of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. He played trumpet for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before aging out as drum major in 2009. He also marched with the corps in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Prior to moving to Austin, Mr. Cleveland was the Assistant Band Director for three years for Ingleside ISD in Ingleside, Texas. There he oversaw the junior high band program and assisted with the high school band. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mr. Cleveland is excited to start teaching at Anderson High School. When he is not in the band hall, though, he enjoys bike-riding and keeping tabs on his favorite soccer team.