James Minnix
Longmeadow, MA
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James Minnix

James M.

Longmeadow, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have had the pleasure of studying trumpet at James Madison University with Jim Kluesner, who was a student of perhaps the greatest trumpet teacher of all time, Vincent Chicowitz. As a student of Jim, my process and pedagogy is based on the teaching of Chicowitz. Most of my experience as a player is in the classical realm, performing with Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. I also have experience playing lead trumpet in a big band and can give good insight and direction if that is the style of playing you are interested in. I am a licensed teacher for k-12 Instrumental Music. I have directed both middle school and high school band programs. I am currently a Doctoral student in Instrumental Conducting at The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.

About James M.

Hello trumpet players! My name is James and I am an accomplished performer and teacher. My grand teacher was Vincent Chicowitz, the famous 2nd trumpet player from the legendary Chicago Symphony brass section. He is regarded as one of the best if not the best trumpet pedagogue of his time, and much of my teaching is designed around his pedagogy. I have the most experience as a classical player, but also love to play big band jazz! I am an outgoing and encouraging teacher who will have high expectations of you without ever talking down to you. A positive collaborative environment is the best way to learn music :) I hope to meet with you soon!

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Education

Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting
Aug 2020 - Present

The Hartt School, The University of Hartford

Master of Music in Wind Conducting
Sep 2018 - May 2020

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2002 - Dec 2006

James Madison University

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