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Dr. Kenneth C. Trimmins
Performing Artist, Clinician, Conductor, Educator, and Composer
Dr. Kenneth Trimmins attended and received a Bachelor of Art in Music Education degree from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia , Master of Music in Classical Trumpet Performance degree from Mercer University, and Doctor of Music in Classical Trumpet Performance degree from The Florida State University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he spent twenty-three years serving as a musical ambassador around the world garnering recognition as a jazz and commercial trumpet player and band leader.
Dr. Trimmins has been on the faculty of Albany State University, Albany Georgia since 2009 where he is currently a Assistant Professor of Music. In this position he teaches applied trumpet, applied tuba, jazz improvisation, and instrumental conducting as well as conducts the Albany State University Concert Band, Brass Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble, and is the Assistant Director of the marching band.
Dr. Trimmins has performed in venues all over the world in front of millions of people and countless millions more via many forms of media. A featured international classical soloist, from June 2011-2013, he performed with the Honduran Philharmonic Orchestra in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. U.S. State Department officials herald his performances as "great success(es) in our cultural exchange program and enabled us to showcase teamwork at its best." As a jazz soloist he has performed in numerous jazz venues including (to name just a few) The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Atlanta Montreux Jazz Festival and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In February 2014, Dr. Trimmins, along with his “Classically Jazzed Quartet,” was the featured soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. He also continues to work as freelance musician and contracted performer in multiple music genres.
Dr. Trimmins serves as a clinician, soloist, conductor, and adjudicator and enjoys sharing his vast experience and expertise with young musicians and often performs master classes where he instructs performance techniques in contemporary and classical genres. Dr. Trimmins plays Fred Powell Custom Trumpets and is a professional artist for Powell Trumpets from Elkhart, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois.