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The BYU Trumpet Studio has a rich tradition of producing leading trumpet artists and educators. Our alumni have gone on to attend graduate school at The Juilliard School, the University of Michigan, Arizona State University, UCLA, The Florida State University, and other leading programs. BYU trumpet graduates have performed as members of the United States Army Band "Pershings Own," the Santiago Philharmonic, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, Dallas Opera, and Orchestra at Temple Square with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. BYU trumpet students have won the International Trumpet Guild Solo, Orchestral Excerpts, and Jazz competitions, the National Trumpet Competition, MTNA Young Artist Solo and Chamber Music Divisions, and other leading competitions. BYU graduates have also taught at the University of Florida, University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Utah, and the University of North Texas, among other established music programs. This rich tradition continues to be developed today under the leadership of Dr. Jason Bergman and Dr. Seretta Hart.

For BYU Students:


Joseph Palmer is accepted to the Eastman School of Music and will pursue a MM in Jazz Studies.

Neal Hillam news article:

BYU Trumpet Ensemble Advances to NTC 2019

Congratulations to the BYU Trumpet Ensemble for advancing to the quarter-final round of the 2019 National Trumpet Competition which will be held at the University of Kentucky in March 2019. Ensemble members are: Abby Bates, Ann Bateman, Cliff Little, Joe Palmer, Neal Hillam, Seth Housley, Brandon Chamberlain, and Dominik Campora.

2020 ITG Ellsworth Smith Competition to be hosted at BYU

Dr. Jason Bergman and the BYU School of Music have been named hosts for the 2020 Ellsworth Smith Competition. This competition is the most prestigious international trumpet competition in the United States. It is sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild and offers $15,000 in prize money. More details to come.

David Brown Retirement Concert

On July 7, the BYU Trumpet Studio hosted a special retirement concert honoring Professor David Brown who has recently retired after 20 years of teaching at BYU. Former and current students, faculty, and Prof. Brown's entire family were present for the concert.

A trumpet ensemble from David Brown's Retirement Concert

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