Truman Trumpet Alumni

Alumni of the Truman Trumpet Studio go on to do great things in music performance and education. Below is a list of what some of our graduates are doing.

  • Charles Miller, Cleveland Institute Performance Masters
  • Michael Van Bebber, Eastman School of Music Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Nick Nichols, Western Michigan Masters, US Army Band
  • David Schatz, Director of Bands, Salem HS, Salem, MO
  • Colin Hunt, Band Director, Hillsboro, MO
  • Dustin Palmer, Graduate Assistant, Ball State University,
  • Adam Phillips, Western Michigan Performance Masters
  • Jon Vieker, University of New Mexico Performance Masters
  • Daniel Lewis, Band Director, Hannibal, MO
  • Matt Collins, University of Missouri Performance Masters
  • Kelsey Shields, Eastman School of Music Performance Masters
  • Jeremy Broomhall, University of New Mexico Performance Masters
  • Holly Ray, Western Illinois Performance Masters
  • Alan Poehlman, Teacher, Hickman Mills Schools, Kansas City, MO
  • Dustin Hamilton, Piano Technician, Truman State University, Kirksville
  • Brian Garrison, University of New Mexico Performance Masters
  • Paul Hermanson, General Manager, MusicLearningCommunity.com
  • Dustin Williams, Florida State University Performance Masters, Trumpet Instructor, Graceland University, IA
  • Wesley Campbell, Trumpet Instructor Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
  • Debbie Nichols, Freelance Editor, Prentice Hall, Oxford, Norton Publishers
  • Jennifer Turner, University of North Texas Performance Masters
  • Brad Balog, Head Director, Lafayette High School Band, St. Louis, MO
  • Jared Brockmeyer, Band Director, Rockwood Summit, St. Louis, MO
  • Andrew Jackson, Director of Bands, St. Clair, MO
  • Bryant Knapp, Director of Bands, Lone Jack HS, Lone Jack, MO
  • Benjamin Stewart, Hunter College, NY Ethnomusicology Masters, Artist Management Shigadare Entertainment, Brooklyn, NY
  • Nikki Helmer Green, Director of Bands, Liberty HS, Mountain View, MO
  • Matt Hayes, Band Director Timberline HS, Wentzville, MO
  • Justin Doss, Band Director Park Hills HS, Kansas City, MO
  • Panigiotis Balamos, Trumpet Section, National State Orchestra, Athens, Greece
  • Aaron Bryan, Band Director, Broken Arrow, OK, BOA Grand National Champion, Head of Music Education, Palen Music
  • Dan Powers, Prairie Brass Band, Chicago, IL
  • Paul Popiel, Director of Bands, University of Kansas
  • Kyle Engelhardt, Band Director, Cedar Falls HS, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Desmond Cervantez, Director of Bands, Salon, IA
  • Wayne White, US Army Bands, Korea, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.
  • Debbie Martin, Dean of Students, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
  • Rusty Raymond, Director of Bands, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO, Director of Bands, Oskaloosa High School, Iowa
  • Mark Van Gorp, Director of Bands, El Campo, TX
  • David Kobberdahl, Director Valley HS Jazz Band West Des Moines, IA,
    Grammy Signature School, member Fred Gazzo Band
  • Ron Fortune, Supervisor of Music, Kansas City North Schools, MO
    Director Winnetonka High School Jazz Band, Grammy Signature School
  • Becky Van Donslear, Lake Wobegon Brass Band, Anoka, MN
  • Glenn Lemons, Band Director, Texas
  • Troy Peterson, Director of Bands, Kickapoo, High School, Springfield, MO
  • David Libby, Trumpet Instructor, St. Louis Area High Schools
  • Mike Metheny, Jazz Recording Artist, Instructor Berklee College of Music, Boston
  • J. Mark Scearce, Head, Department of Music, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Tony Garmoe, Director of Bands, Valley High School, West Des Moines, IA
  • Mike Tschantz, USAF Band of the Midwest, Iowa Vanguard Jazz Collective, Iowa City
  • Dan Stecker, Band Director, Iowa
  • Barry Bernhardt, Director of Bands, Florida International University
  • Larry Green, Director of Bands, Valley High School, Des Moines, IA,
    Coordinator, Jazz Education Network (JEN)
  • Mary Jo Papich, Arts Chair, Highland Park, HS, Chicago, IL,
    Co-Founder Jazz Education Network (JEN)
  • Charles (Butch) Zwicki, Director of Music and Arts, United Presbyterian Church, Washington, IA
  • Paul Copenhaver, Director of Bands, Moberly, MO, Past President Missouri Music Educators
  • William Ballenger, Director of School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Jeffrey Piper, Professor of Trumpet University of New Mexico, Past President International Trumpet Guild
  • Conte Bennett, Lead Trumpet, Trumpet Professor James Madison University/Miami Dade Community College, member of KC and Sunshine Band
  • Nolan (Tex) Schwada, Iowa National Guard Band