Assistant Professor in Residence
Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
Program Coordinator of Athletic Bands
M.M., University of Connecticut
B.A., University of Connecticut
Jessica Von Villas was named Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Program Coordinator in the summer of 2016. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2012, became a corps member of Teach for America and moved to Eastern North Carolina where she served a self-contained classroom of children with moderate to profound disabilities. During that time she studied education at East Carolina University. Jessica returned to UConn in 2014 to pursue a Masters of Music degree with a concentration in Instrumental Conducting under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Renshaw and Dr. David Mils. Jessica was a graduate assistant of Athletic Bands, assistant conductor or the University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. Jessica was a member of the 10-time World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. A five-year member of the UCMB, Jessica served as section leader, band captain, and drum major.