About the Trumpet Studio
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Welcome to the Trumpet Studio at The University of Southern Mississippi! Our trumpet studio is comprised of students who are energetic and dedicated to achieving success. Our goal is to become a studio of not only great trumpet players, but also great people. We seek a team atmosphere that fosters growth and success.
Our students are fortunate to have many performing experiences at USM. Students can participate in the University Bands, Orchestra, The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Jazz Lab Bands, chamber music ensembles, Brass Ensemble, and the Trumpet Ensemble. With these varied performing groups, our students are able to become proficient in a vast number of performing genres. We also host an annual Trumpet Festival which features world-renowned quest artists, and invites participants from the entire region to participate – most recently, Ethan Bensdorf (New York Philharmonic).
Whether you are a current or future student, you will find information about our studio and our courses of study.
Congratulations to the members of TRUMPET5 (Ismael Brandão, Anderson Romero, Timothy McMillen, Barrett Gray, and Jonathon Walker) for being selected as National Finalists in the 2011 National Trumpet Competition.
Trumpet Studio Accomplishments
Congratulations to Anderson Romero (MM) who has won the 2nd trumpet position with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra!
Congratulations to Anderson Romero (MM) who has accepted an assistantship to study with David Bilger at the University of Georgia. He was also accepted at the University of Texas-Austin, Louisiana State University, and Florida State University.
Congratulations to Kris Chandler (BME) who has been named a drum major for the famous PRIDE of Mississippi Marching Band at USM!
Congratulations to the Southern Miss Trumpet Ensemble who has been invited to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, GA in May 2012!
Congratulations to Olivia Funkhouser (BM/BME) for winning a prestigious ITG Conference Scholarship through a recorded national audition!
Congratulations to Ismael Brandão (BM) who was accepted to participate in a Weill Music Institute Professional Training Workshop at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He studied with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra during the week, as well as attended rehearsals and performances of the orchestra!
Congratulations to Ismael Brandão (BM) who won both the USM Orchestra and Wind Symphony Concerto Competitions. He performed both John Williams’ Concerto for Trumpet and Arban’s Carnival of Venice!
Congratulations to Anderson Romero (MM) who has been named a national semi-finalist in the Masters Division of the 2012 National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, VA!
Congratulations to James Crocker (MME) who has been named head band director at Germantown Middle School in Madison, MS!