Robert Allison | School of Music | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Robert Allison

Visiting Associate Professor

Robert Allison

Old Baptist Foundation, Room 216

Robert Allison hails from Memphis, Tennessee, and is Associate Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at Southern Illinois University. He has also taught at Millikin University and the Latvian National Conservatory in Riga, Latvia.

Besides fulfilling his teaching duties, Dr. Allison is active as a recitalist and clinician, and in addition to the New Arts Jazztet, also performs regularly with the SIUC Faculty Brass Trio and the Brass Ensemble of Illinois.

He has performed with numerous jazz artists, including James Williams, Cal Thomas, Willie Thomas and Stanley Clarke.

Dr. Allison received most of his training at the University of Illinois where he was a student of Ray Sasaki, David Hickman and Mike Tunnel. He is also a former winner of the International Trumpet Guild's Jazz Improvisition Competition.


  • MUS 040G-540G: Applied Trumpet
  • MUS 331: Jazz Improvisation
  • MUS 365D: Chamber Music