Philippe Brunet

Philippe B.

Washington, DC
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Philippe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 12+

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I am a professional trumpet player and teacher of all levels. I have performed across the US, Canada, UK, and Europe with groups the likes of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Miami City Ballet, Naples Philharmonic, Southwest Florida Symphony, South Florida Symphony, the Aspen Music Festival, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the Henry Mancini Institute, the Dartington Music Festival in the UK, a solo recital tour of Italy and many others. I also premiered a concerto for solo trumpet called Fanfares for the Apocalypse by Rome Prize winner, Ken Ueno which can be heard in my videos.

I have had the privilege of studying with some of the best trumpet teachers and players in the world. I earned my Doctorate in Trumpet Performance from the University of Miami. I have well over a decade of experience teaching trumpet at all levels including repertoire, technical help, and even chop rebuilds. I am familiar and have taught nearly all of the major pedagogical trumpet methods including Arban, Schlossberg, Stamp, Thompson, Franquin, Caruso, and of course CIarke. I went through a major embouchure change in 2009 and have come from barely being able to play, to playing with professional groups and making a living as a trumpet player. I am proof that dedication and hard work do pay off and can result in a real career playing the trumpet, despite the odds. As your teacher and guide, I will commit to seeing you succeed and provide you with the necessary tools to do so.

“…visionary and tireless trumpeter “ Edward Carroll

“Philippe is a person that sees no obstacle that cannot be overcome. In fact, he sees that obstacle as a play-toy to invent and to discover new innovations with creativity and aplomb.” Russell DeVuyst, former associate principal Montreal Symphony.

“Virtuosity was decidedly the order of the evening. . . .P. T. Barnum probably would have said that the ability to bear witness to such a breadth of skills would have made last night’s concert worth the price of admission. On the whole, I suspect I would have agreed with him.”
Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Music Examiner

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Jan 2015 - Present
South Florida Symphony

Trumpet, substitute
Jan 2015 - Present
Naples Philharmonic

2nd Trumpet
Nov 2013 - Present
Miami City Ballet: Opus One Orchestra

Trumpet, Substitute
Nov 2014 - May 2016
Southwest Florida Symphony

Aug 2013 - May 2016
Henry Mancini Institute


Doctor of Musical Arts: Trumpet Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2016
University of Miami: Frost School of Music
Master of Fine Arts: Multi-focus Trumpet Performance
Aug 2007 - May 2009
California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor of Music: Trumpet Performance with High Distinction
Aug 2003 - Jun 2007
McGill University, Schulich School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Henry Mancini Institute Fellowship
Aug 2013
Frost School of Music
Brass Quintet Fellowship
Feb 2006
Aspen Music Festival


American Federation of Musicians
May 2017

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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International Trumpet Guild
May 2016

The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

College Music Society, The
Aug 2015

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Photos & Videos

Harmonien by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Kryl by Robert Erickson
Fanfares for the Apocalypse, solo version by Ken Ueno
Philippe Brunet, soloist
Fanfares for the Apocalypse
World Premiere Performance 
Philippe Brunet, Soloist
Alexander Magalong, Conductor
Photo by Philippe B.

Photo by Philippe B.

Photo by Philippe B.

Photo by Philippe B.

Photo by Philippe B.
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5 Reviews

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K Dec 21, 2017
Trumpet · In studio

Super knowledgeable about all things trumpet! Great teacher and performer

Hailee Dec 20, 2017
Trumpet ·

Philippe taught me for one year while I was a performance major at the University of Miami. I made more progress under his instruction than I did for the other 3 years of studies. He was able to instruct and assist me with problems I had been struggling with while under the instruction of a number of great teachers.

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Derek Dec 20, 2017
Trumpet · Online

Philippe has been a colleague of mine through graduate school and beyond. I have learned a tremendous amount from his experience and skills, and have both experienced his teaching abilities and seen the success he has had with many different students. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, highly accomplished, and extremely experienced trumpet teacher then look no further. Philippe represents the future of brass pedagogy, where a systematic approach to fundamentals triumphs over the traditional sink-or-swim model.

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Jose Dec 20, 2017
Trumpet · In studio

Dr. P has been an amazing trumpet teacher for me. I saw him every Saturday for a year as part of a community arts program for private trumpet lessons. Dr. P started by figuring out what my goals were, as well as what my strengths and weaknesses on the trumpet were. He then went about crafting a customized course of study with weekly tweaks to help me get to where I wanted to go. He does not just assign work and send you out the door but helps figure out the best way for you to get the most out of your practice.

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Andrew Dec 20, 2017
Trumpet ·

Philippe is a top notch performer and teacher.

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