Wiff Rudd joined the faculty of Baylor University’s School of Music in 2002 as professor of trumpet and Brass Division Coordinator. From 1998-2002 he was associate professor of music at the University of Arkansas, principal trumpet of the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and a member of Boston Mountain Chamber Players. He served as assistant professor of music at Oklahoma Baptist University from 1978-1985 and performed regularly with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra.
Rudd toured internationally for eight years with the Dallas Brass and is a founding member 91993) of Rhythm & Brass, an international touring/recording chamber ensemble. Principal trumpet of the Waco Symphony, he also performs on occasion with the symphonies of Dallas, Houston and Harrisburg. He collaborates often with orchestras and bands. Rudd performed the New York premiere of Joseph Turrin’s Chronicles for Trumpet and Wind Symphony in Carnegie Hall and has often been a featured soloist at the annual Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.
Rudd has performed in concert and presented clinics/master classes at more than 200 colleges,universities, and conservatories across the country, as well as the New York Brass Conference, the Rafael Méndez Brass Institute, Bands of America, the Brevard Music Center, the Great American Brass Band Festival, MENC national and regional conventions, and the Music Educators Associations of Georgia, Oklahoma, Montana, Minnesota, Florida, Iowa, Texas, and New York. He also co-authored a beginning chamber music method: Team Play: A Guide to Making Chamber Music together (Universal Editions-1997) and has adjudicated for the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition Finals, the Louisiana trumpet Solo Competition, the State Solo Contests of Oklahoma and Texas, and the final round of the National Trumpet Competition. In 2010 he performed in Sydney, Australia with Rhythm & Brass and the International Trumpet Guild Conference.
In 2010 Rudd received the Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching and was named the Centennial Professor which included a grant for his research project focusing on collaborative practice techniques. Will Rudd is an Artist/Clinician for the Yamaha Corporation of America. For more information, please visit his website at www.wiffrudd.com.
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