University of Kentucky Trumpet Studio
(Lexington, KY)


Marisa Youngs (DMA, 2018) has been appointed instructor of trumpet at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC (Fall 2018)

Shelby Napier (BMME, 2018) has been appointed band director at Royal Spring Middle School in Georgetown, KY (Fall 2018)

Eric Millard (BM, 2013) has been appointed visiting instructor of trumpet at the Univeristy of North Carolina - Charlotte. (Fall 2018)

Michael Cotten (BMME, 2016) has been appointed Director of Bands at Hector High School in Russelville, Arkansas.

Will Lovan (BM/BMME 2019) has been appointed high brass teacher with the Boston Crusaders (Summer 2018)

Marisa Youngs was invited to perform a solo at the 2018 International Trumpet Guild Conference in San Antonio, TX. She'll be performing Song Cycle for Unaccompanied Trumpet, which was composed by 2016 UK trumpet alumnus Michael Cotten.

Marisa Youngs published the article, "New Horn, New Habits," in the January 2018 International Trumpet Guild Journal.

Steven Siegel accepted a full-time position as Lecturer of Music at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, GO. (Fall 2017)

Sabrina Musick accepted a full-time position as a trumpeter in the U.S. Marine Band (Fall 2017)

Conner Kinmon accepted a position as Director of Bands at Henderson County High School in Henderson, KY (Fall 2017)

Katie Safa accepted a position as Director of Bands at Barker Middle School in Michigan City, Indiana (Fall 2017)

DiaShamar Marshall, appointed band diretor at Lynhurst 7th and 8th Center in Indianapolis, Indiana (Fall 2017) Also in 2017, DiaShamar was appinted an instructor with the Cadets DCI Drum Corps.

Both Steven Siegel and Taylor Gustad performed at the 2017 International Trumpet Guild Conference's New Works Recital.

Neal Grindstaff was hired as a counselor for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan (summer 2017)

Caden Holmes, 2017 BM UK Graduate, accepted the trumpet teaching assistantship at Oklahoma State University, where he will pursue his MM in trumpet. (He was also accepted to the Cincinatti College Conservatory and Bowling Green State University.)

Jared Wallis, 2015 BM UK Graduate, accepted an assistantship to the Eastman School of Music to pursue his DMA in trumpet. He also completed his master's in trumpet at Eastman in 2017.

Twelve UK students competed in the 2017 National Trumpet Competition in Denver, including two trumpet ensembles and three soloists.

Kathryn ("Katie") Safa, 2016 B.M.M.E UK trumpet graduate, appointed head band director for Nicholas County Schools in Carlisle, KY (2016)

Michael Cotten, 2016 B.M.M.E UK trumpet graduate, appointed head band director at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, OH (2016)
Michael was also winner of 2016 KMEA Composition Contest with trumpet ensemble composition, Wayfarer's Hymn

Ray Li was offered a full-time position in the trumept section of the National Centre for Performing Arts Orchestra in Beijing, China.

Congratulations to the University of Kentucky Trumpet Quintet for winning Second Prize at the 2016 National Trumpet Competition! Full Story

Jared Wallis was awarded a Teaching Assistantship to attend the Eastman School of Music in Fall 2015 to pursue a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance. He was also accepted to the University of Michigan, University of North Texas, and Oklahoma State University. Congratulations Jared and best of luck at Eastman!

Steven Siegel was appointed Instructor of Trumpet at Centre College in Danville, KY, where his duties will begin in Fall 2015.
Sean Piatt, 2015 B.M.M.E  UK Graduate, appointed Director of Bands at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, KY. (2015)
Caden Holmes won Third Prize in the 2015 GVSU International Solo Competition in Allendale, Michigan.

Steven Siegel, Robbie Elliot, Shelby Napier, and Coleman Scott attended the 2015 GVSU International Trumpet Seminar in Allendale, Michigan.

Caden Holmes participated in the 2015 Natural Trumpet Making Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana.

Jared Wallis, Conner Kinmon, Drew Burke, Morgan Bay, Caden Holmes, Aaron Brewer, and Zachary Robinson recorded a CD of new music for trumpet ensemble as the Shades of Blue Trumpet Ensemble. UK trumpet student Joel Crawford served as recording engineer for this project, and UK trumpet professor Dr. Jason Dovel served as producer.

Katie Safa attended the 2015 Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.

Robbie Elliot attended the 2015 Bay View Music Festival in Michigan.

Steve Siegel performed in the orchestra for the Heritage Theatre Festival in Virginia during Summer 2015.

Dr. Jason Dovel presented the master class, "Trumpet Intonation: Facts, Myths, and Strategies for Playing in Tune" at the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio. He also was chair of the ITG Solo Competition, held at the conference.

Dr. Jason Dovel played trumpet in the Ash Lawn Opera orchestra in Virginia in Summer 2015.

Dr. Jason Dovel played principal trumpet of the Le Château de la Voix Orchestra in Illinois in Summer 2015.

Dr. Jason Dovel served on the faculty of the Grand Valley State University International Trumpet Seminar in Summer 2015.