Faculty & Staff

Dr. Jay Bulen
Professor of Music, Trombone & Musicology

Spring 2021
Monday 8:30-11:30 am
Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Friday 2:30-5:20 pm

Personal Pronouns: hh

B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts; M.M., Arizona State University; D.M.A., University of Washington

Jay C. Bulen has been on the faculty of Truman State University since the fall of 1995 as Assistant Professor of Trombone and Musicology.

Professional Activities 

Member of Missouri Music Educators Association

Member of Music Teachers National Association 

Major Teachers 

Stuart Dempster, Trombone Soloist and professor at University of Washington

Gail Wilson, Arizona State University 

Byron Peebles, Los Angeles Philharmonic 

John Daley, Denver Symphony 

Jeff Reynolds, Los Angeles Philharmonic 

James C. Lebens, Universite Laval


Principal Trombone, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional del Ecuador 

Fellowship Orchestra, Berkshire Music Festival (Tanglewood) 

Featured soloist with orchestras in South America and the United States 

Trombonist with numerous chamber groups, including the Southwest Brass Quintet and Washington Brass Ensemble 

Recorded on Nonesuch and New Albion Records 

Appearances with the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Opera, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Phoenix Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Symphony 

An experienced performer, teacher and scholar, Dr. Bulen is available for workshops, master classes, recitals, and guest artist appearances.