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The UNC Trumpet Festival was started in 2012 featuring jazz trumpeter Mike Rodriguez and was a huge success!  The 2013 UNC Trumpet Festival was a collaboration with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 2014 we will feature UNC Jazz Lab I and Yamaha Performing Artist Rex Richardson!!!

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Date:  November 8, 2014

Location:  Union Colony Civic Center

701 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631

Time:  Registration begins at 9am with a group warm up session and conclude with a Finale Concert at 7:30pm featuring the UNC Trumpet Ensemble, UNC Trombone Choir, and UNC Jazz Lab I

Events:  Masterclasses and performances from Rex Richardson, UNC Jazz Faculty, Bill Pfund, Dr. John Adler, the UNC Trumpet Ensemble,

Registration and Costs:  The festival is TOTALLY FREE to all attendees who register for the festival.  To register for the festival contact us HERE 

Partial Day Participants are Welcome


This year we are happy to be hosting our event simultaneously with the UNC/Rocky Mountain Trombone Festival!  For more information please email me at

Until the 2014 UNC Trumpet Festival!!!

Past Guest Artists:

Click on artist name for full bio

Robert Sullivan:

Robert Sullivan has held positions in the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and for the last 5 years, principal trumpet of the Cincinnati Orchestra.  Mr. Sullivan has recently announced that he is leaving the orchestra this fall to become the trumpet teacher at Northwestern University.

Peter Pickett:

Pickett Brass uses several state of the art CNC machines and skilled finishing to produce the world class quality trim sets in a variety of weights and appearances. In addition, we are applying our years of playing and manufacturing experience with top professional names in trumpet playing today to produce truly one of a kind mouthpieces that are second to none in quality and design. 

An alumnus of the famed jazz programs at the University of Miami and the University of Northern Colorado, David Champouillon is a Performing Artist for Bach Trumpets, Professor of Trumpet and Jazz at East Tennessee State University, Director of the ETSU Jazz Program, and leader of The Jazz Doctors and the ETSU Faculty Brass.

Michael Rodriguez

Jazz Trumpet Artist and Yamaha Performing Clinician Michael Rodriguez currently resides in New York City.  He has performed and recorded with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Charlie Haden, Joe Lavano, Eddie Palmieri, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Chico O’Farrill, and Bob Mintzer.

Justin Bartels

Principal Trumpet of the Colorado Symphony since 2008, Justin Bartels is rapidly becoming one of the most in demand trumpeters in the country.  In addition to his work with the CSO, Justin has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Houston, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Charleston, and was a member of the prestigious New World Symphony Orchestra.