Grand Valley State University Trumpet Studio



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Read the most recent news about GVSU TRUMPETS:



Recent achievements:


  • David Koch takes 2nd place at GVSU International Trumpet Seminar Competition in the College Division.
  • Hunter Eberly wins Principal Trumpet of DSO.
  • Alumnus Alex Wilson performs a solo at Carnegie hall with Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra.
  • Justin Emerich wins the third associate principal trumpet position for the San Francisco Symphony.
  • Alumni Alex Wilson for wins second place in the Graduate Level Solo Competition at the National Trumpet Competition.
  • Professor Kevin Maloney and Alumni Jeff Northman win positions in the Pershing's Own Ceremonial Band!
  • All three GVSU Trumpet Ensembles for advancing to the Semi-Finals of the National Trumpet Competition 2012.




Jeff Katz: Trumpet, Broadway Shows

Erik Morales: Composer and Arranger for FJH Music and New Orleans Free Lance Trumpeter

Jeff Smith: Principal Trumpet in a Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa.

Justin Emerich: Former Trumpet with Canadian Brass, Pic Trumpet Burning River Brass, Proteous 7, Frequent performer Seattle Symphony and studio musician.

Dorival Puccini: Axiom Brass

Brad Whitfield : Army Band

Steve Marx: Appex Brass 

Robby McCabe: Associate Principal Trumpet in the Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, and is a trumpet professor at the University of Sinaloa.

Matt Laird: Free Lance Trumpeter in Atlanta.

Quincy Ream: Free Lance Trumpeter, Chicago

Kevin York: Associate Director of Bands, Idaho State University

Jeff Uban: Glenn Miller Band, DMA Candidate University of Illinois

Elizabeth Short: Band Director, Ocala Public Schools

Matthew Laird: Free Lance Trumpet, Atlanta Georgia, performances with Atlanta Symphony

Jon Ruffer: Free Lance trumpet, Grand Rapids, MI

Jeff Northman: Performance Certificate The Colburn School, MM candidate Rice University performs with the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band.

Jeff Lewandowski: MM candidate, San Francisco Conservatory

Paul Mueller: MM Teaching Assistant Kansas State University, DMA candidate Arizona State University

Hunter Eberly: Principal Trumpet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Alex Wilson: Performs with Shen Yuan Symphony Orchestra

Others have performed with: Dallas Brass, Atlantic Brass, New Orleans Symphony, Air Force Band, Avatar Brass and numerous other professional groups.

Page last modified September 20, 2017