Kimberly Branch (instructor, counselor) is currently pursuing a degree in jazz studies and music education at NIU. She performs with several NIU ensembles, including the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Huskie Marching Band, and various jazz combos. She has many years of experience as a private instructor. She was the trumpet clinician at Dillard Center for the Arts Summer Jazz Camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the past three years. She was a counselor and taught voice and trumpet lessons at the 2012 NIU Jazz Camp.