2018-2019 Trumpet Studio
Opportunity to perform in outstanding, nationally and internationally recognized ensembles: Performance opportunities for trumpet students at JMU are numerous. Each academic year, trumpeters can perform in the: Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Musical Theater Pit Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, Marching Royal Dukes, British-style Brass Band, Brass Quintets, Bach Aria Group, Collegium Musicum, and Trumpet Ensemble.
Perform regularly in world-class venues: Trumpet students at JMU will perform all concerts in the various venues of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts. The Forbes Center is a 175,000-square-foot performing arts facility and is located on the west side of South Main Street directly across from Wilson Hall. It completes the historic “Quad” on the JMU campus. If you want to have a career performing in world-class concert halls, you must train in them. The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts offers trumpet students this unique opportunity for all large ensemble and select chamber/solo performances.
The Forbes Center boldly affirms JMU’s commitment to the arts as an essential component of the liberal arts curriculum and is the premier destination for arts in the Shenandoah Valley.
Exposure and opportunity to perform on historic instruments: Trumpet students at JMU have a unique opportunity to explore and experience baroque-era trumpets in addition to the regular course of study on the modern trumpet. Trumpet students are exposed to many different career paths including historic performance on period instruments.
An opportunity for international study: Trumpet students at JMU have twice traveled to Germany to attend the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival. While in Germany, students perform, study, and visit the Germanisches National Museum in Nuremberg to view the largest collection of musical instruments in the German-speaking world.
Exposure to leading industry products: Weimann Trumpets from Germany visited campus and brought an example of every rotary trumpet and flugelhorn they make. Our trumpet students had the opportunity to try every one of these world-class instruments all the way from Germany to us here in Harrisonburg!
Bach Stradivarius Trumpets from Elkhart, Indiana visited campus and brought an example of every trumpet currently produced. Our trumpet students had the opportunity to try every one of these "industry standard" instruments.