Trumpet lessons are structured to help you acquire the tools and knowledge needed to cultivate a successful career in music. Lessons assignments are tailored to meet the needs of the individual student but generally include solo repertoire, etudes, technical studies, orchestral excerpts and literature, jazz studies, sight reading skills, and pedagogy–a “well-balanced diet” of musical skills. All students are afforded solo performance opportunities that encourage the development of advanced musical skills, stage presence, and the self-confidence performers and educators need to succeed in their respective fields. Additionally, all trumpet students are able to gain valuable performing experience through participation in our Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles, Pride Marching Band and various chamber ensembles.

Welcome from Dr. Kelly

Welcome to the A&M-Commerce trumpet studio. Our trumpet program prides itself on preparing students to become outstanding professionals in their selected careers. I hope that you will visit the campus soon to attend a concert, recital or clinic. You will see that there are great things happening in East Texas. Please browse through our entire site to learn more about the trumpet program and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Professor of Trumpet

International Trumpet Guild

The A&M-Commerce ITG Affiliate Chapter was established May of 2018 and is a registered campus student organization. Comprised of trumpet studio members and any “trumpet enthusiasts” in the A&M-Commerce family, the chapter promotes and supports studio activities such as hosting clinicians, attending – and often performing at – ITG Conferences, regional conferences, and TMEA, and other trumpet-related outreach activities.

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