2015

  • Justin Emerich accepts Associate Professor of Trumpet position at Michigan State University.

2014

  • David Koch takes 2nd place at GVSU International Trumpet Seminar Competition in the College Division.

2013

  • Hunter Eberly wins principal trumpet of the DSO.
  • Paul Mueller wins the position with the Army Old Fife and Drum Corps.
  • Justin Emerich wins the acting associate principal trumpet with the San Francisco Symphony.
  • Jeff Lewandowski performs with the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Opera.

2012

  • Hunter Eberly wins a trial with the DSO.
  • Professor Kevin Maloney and Alumni Jeff Northman win the Pershing's Own Army Band positions.

2011

  • Mark Petersen selected as a finalist in the ITG Orchestral Excerpt Competition.
  • Sam Swanson selected as first alternate in the ITG Orchestral Excerpt Competition.
  • Paul Andrews,  Principal Trumpet in the 2011 Michigan Intercollegiate Honors Band. 
  • GVSU Trumpet Student Paul Hardaker accepted in the Blue Lake International Jazz Orchestra for 2011.
  • GVSU Trumpet Student Chris Delgado accepted as the principal trumpet of the Blue Lake International Orchestra for 2011..
  • GVSU Trumpet Studio Alumni Hunter Eberly wins the Principal Trumpet of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Click here for a featured story. Click here to listen to a clip.

2010

  • Alumni Jeff Lewendowski performs with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
  • Hunter Eberly premieres with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Alex Wilson premieres with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.
  • Alumni Hunter Eberly wins the principal trumpet of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
  • Alumni Jeff Lewendowski makes the final round of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Audition.
  • Alex Wilson wins the International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition held in Australia.
  • GVSU Trumpet Ensemble 'A' takes 3rd place at the National Trumpet Competition.
  • Alex Wilson takes 2nd place in the Undergraduate Solo Division at the National Trumpet Competition.
  • Four soloists and three trumpet ensembles accepted to the Semi-Final round of the National Trumpet Competition.

2009

  • Alumni Jeff Northman makes the final four in the Army Band Audition.
  • Katherine Klinefelter, 2009 graduate, wins the Teaching-Assistant position at Kansas State University.
  • Liz Short wins the second trumpet audition for the Ocala Symphony in Ocala Florida.
  • Steve Marx, 2002 graduate of the GVSU trumpet studio, takes one-year position as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Northern Colorado.
  • Hunter Eberly selected as one of three finalists to participate in the International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Hunter Eberly takes 1st place finish in the 2009 National Trumpet Competition Undergraduate Solo Division.
  • GVSU Trumpet Ensemble takes 3rd place at the 2009 National Trumpet Competition.

2008

  • Former student Robby McCabe wins third trumpet in the Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes.
  • Former student Jeff Smith wins principal trumpet in la Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa.
  • Hunter Eberly wins the 2008 GVSU Trumpet Seminar Solo Competition College Division.
  • Jeffrey Northman wins 2nd place in the ITG Orchestral Excerpt Competition.
  • Former student Matt Laird wins a local audition with the Atlanta Symphony
  • Jeffrey Lewandowski accepted into the Masters Program at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music on a Brass Quintet scholarship.
  • Jeffrey Northman accepted into the Colburn School of Music for the Artist's Diploma program.
  • Hunter Eberly selected as one of the recipients of the International Trumpet Guild Scholarship to the 2008 Conference in Banff, Canada
  • Jeff Northman selected as one of three finalists to participate in the International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • GVSU Trumpet Ensemble takes 1st place at the National Trumpet Competition. Coverage Here
  • Jeff Lewandowski places 3rd in National Trumpet Competition college solo division finals.
  • Jeff Northman takes 2nd place in National Trumpet Competition Historic Fantini Division.
  • Jeff Lewandowski, Hunter Eberly, Jeff Northman, Adam Cuthbert, and Paul Mueller (former student)  selected as semi-finalists for the National Trumpet Competition Solo Division. Also Jeff Northman selected as a finalist for the National Trumpet Competition Historic Fantini Division and to the three ensembles that will be competing this year.
  • Jeff Northman gets his name in lights. See his face on the side of a Grand Rapids Public Bus

2007

  • Jeff Lewandowski places 1st in International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition. Coverage Here
  • GVSU Trumpet Ensemble opens for Wayne Bergeron and the Jeff Holmes Big Band at International Trumpet Guild Conference in Amherst, MA. Picture with Wayne Coverage Here
  • Jeff Lewandowski places 4th in the National Trumpet Competition college solo division finals.
  • Former student Robby McCabe places 6th in the National Trumpet Competition college solo division finals.
  • Jeff Lewandowski, Hunter Eberly and Jonathan Ruffer selected as semi finalists at this years National Trumpet Competitions college solo division.
  • Paul Mueller wins teaching assistantship at Kansas State University. He will be performing in the faculty brass quintet and assisting with teaching trumpet. He will be working with Dr. Gary Mortenson

2006

  • Jeff Lewandowski  selected from national audition to play principal trumpet in the NY String Orchestra. He performed 3 concerts in Carnegie Hall, December 2006.
  • Robby McCabe accepted to the Masters program at the Eastman School of Music and Michael Newton accepted to the Masters program at DePaul.
  • Jeff Lewandowski accepted to Chautauqua Music festival, and full tuition scholarship to Hot Springs Music Festival and the Texas Music Festival.
  • Jeff Uban accepted the Jazz Assistantship at the University of Denver.
  • GVSU Trumpet Ensemble take 1st place at the National Trumpet Competition GVNOW - Grand Valley State University's Daily News
  • Robby McCabe places 3rd, Jon Ruffer places 4th, and Jeff Lewandowski places 6th in the National Trumpet Competition Solo Division.
  • Six soloists and two ensembles accepted to perform at the National Trumpet Competition.

2005

  • Former Student, Justin Emerich is the newest member of the Canadian Brass. Canadian Brass - NEWS STORY
  • Robby McCabe takes 2nd place in the International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestral Competition. Coverage Here
  •  Jeff Northman wins ITG Conference Scholarship.
  • GVSU Trumpet Ensemble take 2nd place at the National Trumpet Competition. Yamaha Corporation of America Coverage
  • Robby McCabe places 4th and Jon Ruffer places 6th in the National Trumpet Competition Solo Division.

1990-2004

  • Robby McCabe takes 2nd Place in 2004 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Robby McCabe, 2004 Yamaha Young Artist.
  • Robby McCabe takes 2nd Place in 2004 National Trumpet Competition Etude Division.
  • Matthew Laird takes 2nd Place in 2003 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Steve Marx is awarded the 2002 National Trumpet Competition Lake Placid Award for student most likely to make the biggest impact on the trumpet world.
  • GVSU Trumpet Ensemble places 4th in 2002 National Trumpet Competition.
  • Steve Marx wins 1st Place in 2002 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Matthew Laird takes 2nd Place in 2002 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Steve Marx takes 3rd Place in 2001 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Steve Marx, 2001 Yamaha Young Artist.
  • Justin Emerich takes 1st place in 2000 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Justin Emerich takes 2nd Place in 2000 International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition.
  • Justin Emerich takes 2nd Place in 2000 National Trumpet Competition Solo Division.
  • Dorival Puccini takes 3rd Place in 2000 International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.
  • Erik Morales takes 3rd Place in 1992 International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition.

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