Musician. Educator. Conductor. Arranger.
Jeremiah Eis is a Wisconsin educator and musician, and holds positions as Director of the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony (Concert Orchestra), Conductor of the N.E.W. Wind Symphony, and Band Director at Xavier Middle School (Appleton). An experienced educator, he was formerly an Assistant Professor of Music at Silver Lake College. While at SLC, he developed the largest instrumental program in the history of the institution. Additionally, he established a high school band festival, served as Chair of the Music Department, was elected Chair of the Faculty, and received the 2013 Freddy Award for fostering community on campus. Additional teaching experiences and positions include St. Norbert College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Gresham School District, Reedsville High School, the Valders Area School District, and clinics at numerous schools. Eis is also a member of the prestigious Wisconsin Bandmasters’ Association, whose membership is granted by invitation only.
Eis is in-demand as a low brass musician, and has performed with groups such as the Dorf Kapelle, Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra, Newtonburg Brass Band, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Symphonic Winds, and many others. He has also sat in with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has backed up artists from the Canadian Brass, Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Band, and numerous professional orchestras. He has been featured as a soloist multiple times throughout his career, recorded compact discs, premiered works, had arrangements published, and received a Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association in 2011 for conducting the Wisconsin Collegiate Honors Band. In 2017, he received a citation from the Wisconsin State Congress.
Eis received his Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was a winner of the band department’s renowned concerto competition, and his Bachelor of Music degree from St. Norbert College, where he received the Winters Award for his contributions to music in the community. He is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc and the United States Army School of Music.
As a member of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Eis serves as a Staff Sergeant, Squad Leader, Assistant Conductor, and Unit Career Counselor with the 132nd Army Band. In the unit, he has performed on concert tours, and provided music for deployment functions, gubernatorial inaugurations, and congressional ceremonies. Additionally, he performed as part of a halftime show for NFL’s Monday Night Football. His military awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal.