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The Trumpet Studio at Southern Miss 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 Southern Miss. Students can participate in the University Bands, Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra, The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band, Jazz Lab Bands, Chamber Music Ensembles and Trumpet Ensembles, including our nationally-recognized Advanced Trumpet Ensemble. With these varied performing groups, our students can become proficient in a vast number of performing genres. We also host an annual Trumpet Festival which features world-renowned guest artists, most recently John Daversa (international jazz artist) and Mark Clodfelter (international soloist) and invites participants from the entire region to participate. 


  • Advanced Trumpet Ensemble
  • Southern Miss Trumpet Ensemble
  • Brass Quintets

Alumni Accomplishments

Our alumni are soaring across the world, here are some recent accomplishments.

Caleb Guilbeau

  • Master of Music, graduation spring 2022
  • Instructor of Trumpet - University of Southern Mississippi - 2022-present
  • Instructor of Trumpet - University of West Florida - 2022-present
  • Undergraduate Music Education/Performance Double Major, class of 2020
  • Accepted as Graduate Assistant at USM

Mariah Atwood

  • Undergraduate Music Performance Major, expected graduation spring 2023
  • Participant, The Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar, Summer 2022

Chase Mitchell

  • Undergraduate Music Performance Major, expected graduation fall 2022
  • Winner, sub-list audition, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, May 16, 2022
  • Semi-finalist, United States Army Pershing’s Own, Trumpet audition - April 2022

Advanced Trumpet Ensemble (Eagle 6)

  • Undergraduate and graduate student ensemble
  • Quarter-finalists, National Trumpet Competition, Small Ensemble Division, 2022

Maggie Frisancho

  • Undergraduate Music Education Major, class of 2021
  • Assistant Director of Bands, Escambia County High School

David Ford

  • Undergraduate Music Education Major, class of 2021
  • Assistant Director of Bands at Escambia County Middle School

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