Guest Trumpet Artists and Master Classes

Truman Trumpet students have great opportunities to work and perform with outstanding artists from across the country. Some previous guest artists and master classes include:

  • John Hagstrom, Chicago Symphony
  • Paul Merkelo, Principal Trumpet, Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  • Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic
  • Principals of the St. Louis Symphony onstage in Powell Hall
  • Tage Larsen, Chicago Symphony
  • Axiom Brass Quintet
  • Randy Brecker, New York Jazz/Recording Artist
  • Davie Scott, New York Jazz Artist
  • David Bamonte, Portland Symphony Orchestra
  • Canadian Brass Quintet
  • Barbara Butler, Eastman School of Music, Rice University
  • Leonard Candelaria, University of North Texas
  • Allen Dean, Yale University, St. Louis Brass Quintet
  • Thomas Drake, Assistant Principal Trumpet, St. Louis Symphony
  • Jon Faddis, New York Recording Artist
  • Charles Geyer, Eastman School of Music, Rice University
  • The Summit Brass Ensemble
  • Tim Hagans, New York Jazz Artist
  • David Hickman, Arizona State University, Summit Brass
  • Clay Jenkins, Los Angeles Jazz Artist
  • Ryan Kisor, New York Jazz Artist
  • Ray Mase, Summit Brass
  • Andrew McCandless, Principal Trumpet, Dallas Symphony
  • Fred Mills, Canadian Brass
  • Jeffrey Piper, University of New Mexico
  • Ray Sasaki, University of Illinois, St. Louis Brass Quintet
  • Gary Schutza, Principal Trumpet, Kansas City Symphony
  • Eric Ewazen, Composer, Juilliard School

Truman is really the land of opportunity. If there is a project or idea that you want to pursue, all you have to do is reach out to students and faculty and the idea can become reality. I was able to collaborate on a variety of ventures from research projects, to starting new organizations, to finding internships, and even planned some travel experiences. Your imagination is the limit here!

Brian J.