Don Johnson is the founder of the Kentucky Baroque Trumpets. He is the manager and artistic director of the ensemble. Don
currently plays with other groups including The Federal City Brass Band of Baltimore, the 26th North Carolina Band, and the
Derby City Brass Band of Louisville Ky. Don has played with other bands including, the Advocate Brass Band of Danville, KY
and Saxton's Cornet Band from Lexington, KY. Don has toured Europe and Taiwan. He played at President Bush's
inauguration with Saxton's, has played at the Kennedy Center with Federal City Brass Band, and has recorded at Sheffield's
Studio. Don won the National Trumpet Competition in 2004 and 2005 in the solo ProAm Division and was awarded a gold plated
presentation Schilke trumpet. In 2009 he won again in the solo Historic Division on baroque trumpet and was awarded a gold
plated presentation Naumann baroque trumpet. Don did a recording and DVD for the National Museum of Music. He played
Arban's "Carnival of Venice" on one of the museums echo bell cornets and recorded on the museum's hand stopped trumpet.
Don Johnson III maintains an active career as a performer and a teacher. Most recently, he finished a
recording with the Lone Star Wind Symphony conducted by Eugene Corporand for GIA
As a member of President Lincoln’s Own Band, he performed with them at
the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Smithsonian Institutes National
Museum of American History. Other ensembles Don has performed with include the Dallas Wind
Symphony, the Austin Baroque Orchestra, the Orchestra of New Spain, the Lyric Stage
Orchestra, the Lone Star Wind Symphony, the Acadiana Symphony, and the Bourbon Baroque
Orchestra. He is currently an Adjunct Trumpet Professor for Brookhaven College. Don maintains
a private trumpet studio consisting of 60-70 students and freelances in the Dallas-Fort Worth
Don Johnson received his Master’s Degree in Music Performance in 2010 at Louisiana State
University while studying with Dr. Brian Shaw and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music
Performance from the University of Louisville studying with Dr. Michael Tunnell.
Joseph Van Fleet is currently the professor of trumpet at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to this position
he was an associate instructor of trumpet at Indiana University. He received his bachelors degree in music
performance from Murray State University. He then went on to get his masters in music performance from
Indiana University and also completed course work for a doctorate in trumpet pedagogy from Indiana
Joseph has studied with many influential teachers, such as John Rommel, William Adam, John Schlabach,
and Arnold Jacobs.
In addition to teaching, he maintains an active performing career. He currently holds the second trumpet
positions in the Lexington Philharmonic, the Richmond Philharmonic (Indiana) and the Bloomington
Trumpeter REESE LAND is from Taylorsville, NC. In 1994 he received his Bachelors degree from Lenoir Rhyne College in
Hickory, NC where he studied with Mr. Don Eagle, Mr. Dan Kiser, and Mr. Tim Phillips. Upon graduation, he performed
extensively with various ensembles in the Western North Carolina region including the Unifour Brass Ensemble and the
Western Piedmont Symphony.
In 1997, Mr. Land became a member of The Brass Company. With this ensemble, Mr. Land performed numerous outreach
concerts throughout Kentucky and neighboring states in Chamber Music America's Rural Residency Program, a subsidiary of
the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mr. Land later became the teacher assistant to Dr. Michael Tunnell at the University of Louisville and received his Masters
degree in 2002. In the following school year he became an adjunct trumpet instructor for the University of Louisville and
Campbellsville University and maintained a busy freelance schedule with many area ensembles such as the Evansville
Philharmonic and the Louisville Bach Society.
After receiving a fellowship, Mr. Land attended the University of Illinois in 2003 and studied with Dr. Michael Ewald and Mr.
Ronnie Romm, pursuing his Doctorate degree. Most recently in 2005, Mr. Land served as Visiting Trumpet Professor at the
University of Southern Mississippi and was a member of the Southern Arts Brass Quintet. Having just completed his Doctor of
Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois, he is currently Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Campbellsville University
David Hummel holds music degrees from the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. He maintains a large
private studio at Hurst Music in Lexington Kentucky. He plays and subs in many groups in the area including Hummel Jazz
Octet, Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors, DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, Men of Note Big Band, The Metronome Big
Band, The Miles Osland Little Big Band, Colonels Choice Dixieland Band, and others. In addition to playing lead and jazz
trumpet David is also active in the classical world playing Broadway Musicals including the NYC touring company production
of "Chicago". David has performed with performers such as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Diane Schuur, and other
Joelle Monroe has been playing trumpet professionally since 1999 and currently resides in the Washington D.C. area. She
earned a Bachelor's Degree in Trumpet Performance from Texas Tech University, where she studied with Will Strieder.
Continuing her study at TTU, she served as a graduate assistant teaching applied trumpet. In 2003, Joelle won a position
as a trumpeter and bugler with The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at Fort Myer, Virginia. Joining the
most unique of the Army's premier bands, she quickly became a member of the Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, the only of its
kind in the U.S. Military. She was immediately captivated by the instrument and historical performance. A key member since
the inception of the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, she currently serves as the ensemble’s
Clarino Trumpeter and developmental instructor. Joelle has studied Baroque Trumpet with Barry Bauguess, Stan Curtis,
Susan Williams and Dr. Edward Tarr. In addition to her military duties, she performs on both modern and baroque trumpet
throughout the D. C. area, having appeared with the Pittsburgh Baroque Orchestra, Mclean Orchestra, Symphony of the
Potomac, Opera Lafayette, and the Washington Bach Consort.
Jay Martin is a native of Southern California, Jay earned a BM from California State University, Fullerton and a Master's
degree in music from the University of Southern California. He also attended University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
of Music for a DMA program and has only a dissertation remaining to complete that degree. Jay has taught music at the high
school and college levels as well as maintained private studios for many years. As a performer he’s worked in a variety of
settings, performing at theme parks, with dance bands, soul bands, symphony orchestras,
chamber groups and now as a military musician. In 2002 he joined The U.S. Army's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps as a
bugler and trumpeter and currently serves a the NCOIC of The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Baroque Trumpet Ensemble.
Grammy winner Brett Shuster is the Trombone Professor at the University of Louisville. Professor Shuster’s
educational background includes a B.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music, an M.M. from
Northwestern University, and a D.M.A. from Arizona State University. His performance experience includes two
years traveling internationally with the Grammy winning Chestnut Brass Company, and appearances with the
Louisville Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Arizona Opera, and
Professor Shuster has recorded on the Polygram, Newport Classics, Albany, Warner, and Summit labels. In
2008 he will be releasing his first solo CD entitled Flying Boy, on Albany Records. In March 2004, Dr. Shuster
was the featured soloist with the United States Army Orchestra at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He also
presented the first complete performance of Norman Bolter’s Mountains, Lakes, and Trees with the Orquestra
Sinfonica da USC on alto, tenor and bass trombone, respectfully. During the 2007-2008 season Shuster was
the interim principal trombonist of the Louisville Orchestra. He performed at the 2008 International Trombone
Festival with the Cramer Trombone Choir, one of the only internationally acclaimed trombone choirs still
Dr. Jack Ashworth is active as a performer on harpsichord, violin, viola da gamba, and various other instruments of the Middle Ages,
Renaissance, and Baroque periods. In addition to frequent demonstrations and concerts in the area, he has appeared with such
groups as The Folger Consort, The King's Noyse, The Boston Shawm and Sackbutt Society and The Newberry Consort. He also
serves regularly on workshop faculties for Amherst Early Music, the Seattle Recorder Society, and the Viola da Gamba Society of
America, among others. In 1999 he received the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, given for "outstanding achievement
in both performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college collegium musicum."
He has written articles on a variety of keyboard topics, including the keyboard section of _A Practical Guide to Historical Performance:
The Renaissance - (Schirmer, 1994) and collaborated with lutenist Paul O'Dette for the chapter on basso continuo in - A Performer's
Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music - in the same series (1997). He has also published continuo realizations for music by Henry Butler
and Christopher Simpson, as well as other articles and reviews.
Dr. Ashworth is past president of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and serves on the Higher Education Subcommittee of Early
Music America. He was named Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Louisville in May, 1995.
A native of Princeton, Illinois, John received a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University (DeKalb) in 1997 where he studied organ with Robert Reeves
and Richard Hoskins, and a Master of Music degree from the Chicago Musical College (Roosevelt University) in 2003, an organ and harpsichord student of David
Schrader. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory of Music) where he is an organ student of
Roberta Gary. At CCM Linker has served as staff accompanist for the University Men’s Chorus, and has performed with the CCM Chorale, CCM Chamber Singers,
and as organ soloist with the CCM Philharmonic. Linker was first place winner in the annual Strader Organ Competition at CCM in 2004.
Since 2001 Linker has been Organist/Choirmaster of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) in Lexington, Kentucky, where he leads a vibrant choir program of
professional and volunteer singers of trebles and adults. In addition to the usual rigorous rehearsal and service schedule, the Choir has performed in concert
numerous masterworks, including Maurice Duruflé, Requiem, Op. 9, J S Bach, Magnificat in D, BWV 243, Leonard Bernstein, Chichester Psalms, Mozart, Requiem, K
626, Benjamin Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb, and Fauré, Requiem. National and international tours also occupy much of the Choir’s time, and under Linker’s
leadership the choir has honored four English Cathedral residency invitations, (Gloucester Cathedral, 2003; Lichfield Cathedral, 2006; Durham Cathedral 2006; Ely
Cathedral 2009). The Choir has also made many stateside tours including Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, New York, and all around Kentucky.
In addition to church work, Linker keeps busy as a recitalist and chamber musician, making numerous tours in the United States and abroad. He is an active member
of the Association of Anglican Musicians, the American Guild of Organists (former Dean of the Lexington Chapter), and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. Linker
has served as College Organist and adjunct faculty at Berea College, and performs organ with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.
Linker is married to Lexington native Molly McCann Linker, and both are proud guardians to two lively indoor felines, Nigel and Pierre, and a porch cat, Tom. www.
A versatile performer on the modern trumpet, Baroque trumpet, and Renaissance cornetto, Jason Dovel joined the University of
Kentucky School of Music faculty as assistant professor of trumpet in 2013. He has been playing Baroque trumpet since 2003
and cornetto since 2005. He was a prize winner in the historic division of the National Trumpet Competition in 2006. He is the
founder of the University of Kentucky Baroque Trumpet Ensemble, one of the few such ensembles in the United States. Dr.
Dovel has published articles in the Music Educators Journal, International Trumpet Guild Journal and The Instrumentalist and
has been a recordings reviewer for the International Trumpet Guild Journal since 2006. His compositions and arrangements are
published by Hickman Music Editions. Prior to his appointment at NSU, he taught at Northeastern State University, University of
North Texas, and North Central Texas College. He holds a DMA in trumpet performance, with a minor in early music, from the
University of North Texas, where he studied modern and Baroque trumpet with renowned pedagogue Keith Johnson.
Dr. Scott Muntefering is an assistant professor of music education at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. He has
been at Wartburg since 2009 and teaches instrumental music education courses, conducting, applied trumpet, and
directs the Wartburg Brass Choir and Wartburg Trumpet Choir. Scott is also founder of the Wartburg Trumpet
Festival, an annual event which invites high school trumpeters from Iowa to participate in a mass trumpet honor choir
and learn from internationally known trumpet artists. He has performed throughout the Midwest with numerous
ensembles including the South Dakota Symphony, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Grand Forks Symphony, and Dakota
Wind Ensemble. Muntefering has received the Bachelor of Music Education degree and Master of Music degree in
trumpet performance from the University of South Dakota. He has the distinction of being the first recipient of the
Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance from North Dakota State University.
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Friedemann Immer is one of the best known trumpeters in the modern era. During the seventies, he starting
specializing in the playing of Baroque Trumpet and has since played with orchestras all over the world, including
Concentus Musicus Wien, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music Berlin, la Stagione Frankfurt,
Academy of Ancient Music London, Boston Baroque, and Aston Magna USA. He has worked with conductors like
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Frans Brüggen, Thomas Hengelbrock, Ton Koopman, Philippe Herreweghe, Marcus Creed,
Martin Pearlman, and Hellmuth Rilling.
Many musical works are published for trumpets and other instruments and singers under the name Edition Immer with
Musikverlag Spaeth/Schmid GbR Nagold.
Friedemann Immer is Professor for Baroque Trumpet at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln Germany and at the
Royal Music-Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition, he can be seen giving masterclasses to trumpet players
throughout the world. Immer can be heard on more than 200 CDs and many radio and television recordings.
H. M. Lewis is a native of Arkansas, where he studied trumpet at Hendrix College, receiving the bachelor of arts and bachelor
of music degrees (with honors) in 1967. In 1968 he earned a master of music degree at Northwestern University where he was
a trumpet student of Vincent Cichowicz, and later studied at Louisiana State University where he received his PhD in 1975.
While at Northwestern, he acquired one of the first Meinl und Lauber natural trumpets imported into the U.S.
Dr. Lewis began his teaching career in 1970 when he taught at The College of the Ozarks. In 1982 he moved to
Shreveport, Louisiana to teach at Louisiana State University, and in 1989 accepted his current position (Professor of Music)
at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky where he teaches music history and literature, brass classes, music
appreciation, orchestration, band literature, and conducts the Chapel Brass ensemble. He has performed with the Fort Smith
Symphony, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Symphony, the Red River Brass, and the Lexington Brass Band.
A prolific author, Lewis has penned hundreds of articles about brass instruments and their history. He has edited
numerous editions of trumpet works, and is an avid collector of antique trumpets and cornets. He has presented
lecture-recitals at the 1991, 1998, 2001, and 2012 International Trumpet Guild conferences, and at numerous Universities
and Schools of Music.