Last year was it's 11th year! 

July 20th-26th 2015

Our mission: To educate, encourage, and enrich aspiring musicians through the experience of working with the industry's leading performers.


Guest Artists for the 2015 seminar included:

Allen Vizzutti

Stephen Burns

Vincent DiMartino

John Hagstrom

Manu Mellaerts



John Daniel * Gabe DiMartino *  Jason Dovel 

Ryan Gardner * Chase Hawkins * Brittany Hendricks

Tim Hudson * Stefan JohnssonKevin Maloney 

Jean Moorehead-Libs * Dan Patrylak * Wiff Rudd


  • Click here to register.
    • Tuition: $500.00
    • Room and Board: $380.00 
      • On-campus, apartment-style housing available upon request. Housing is in GVSU apartment-style housing with shared occupancy. Each student will have their own room, but will share a common area with other GVSU Trumpet Seminar students. Also included will be breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

2015 Seminar announces an enhanced competition experience, with prizes and awards totaling more than $10,000, including a Yamaha Trumpet and cash prizes. Judges will also provide feedback on your performance. The final round is performed during the final concert on the last day of the seminar. Click here for more information regarding the solo competition.


The 11th annual Grand Valley State University International Trumpet Seminar looks to be the best one to date! This seminar sets itself a part by offering high school- and college-aged students the experience of working with the industry's leading and most outstanding educators and performers on the instrument today. Students will learn different teaching and playing styles and techniques from the world class artists through daily classes, masterclasses, rehearsals, ensembles and recitals. 

Both students and guest artists live in the state-of-the-art housing, eat together, and build lasting relationships that can last a lifetime. Be treated to an intense week of learning and growth -- mark your calendars today for an event that is not to be missed by any aspiring artist.



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