Winthrop University Trumpet Studio

Welcome to the Winthrop University Trumpet Studio and the Winthrop University Department of Music. The Department of Music makes up one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of the Winthrop community. Music students participate in an ambitious curriculum that focuses on performance, music fundamentals and pedagogy. The Department of Music offers four undergraduate and three graduate degrees. Our graduates leave Winthrop equipped for careers as outstanding performers and educators.

The Winthrop Trumpet Studio makes up one of the most spirited components of the Department of Music. Trumpet students are offered performance opportunities in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble as well as chamber music experience in Brass Quintet and the Winthrop Trumpet Ensemble.

In addition to weekly lessons students gain exposure to a variety of guest artists that are brought in for master classes and performances. Recent guests include:

  • Pat Harbison, Professor of Jazz Studies, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Daniel Mendelow, former Principal Trumpet Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • Brandon Craswell, Professor of Trumpet, University of Georgia
  • Graham Breedlove, United States Army Blues
  • Michael Mergen, United States “President’s Own” Marine Band
  • Matthew Harding, United States “President’s Own” Marine Band
  • Judith Saxton, UNC School of The Arts, former Principal Trumpet Hong Kong Philharmonic
  • Justin Bartels, Principal Trumpet, Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  • Roger Ingram, Lead Trumpet for Harry Connick Jr.
  • Mark Rapp, Jazz Artist and Winthrop Alumnus
  • Jose Sibaja, Trumpet Boston Brass
  • James Ackley, Professor of Trumpet, University of South Carolina
  • Martin Saunders, Professor of Trumpet, Marshall University, Winthrop Alumnus

With some of my students. In the center, Timur Martynov, Principal Trumpet, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, holds one of my publications.

For more information about auditions and scholarships please see the Winthrop University Department of Music online at: If you would like more information contact Dr. Dulin at