Dr. Kenneth C. Trimmins is a dedicated educator and has been on the faculty at Albany State University since retiring from the United States Air Force in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Trimmins earned a Doctor of Music (DMA) in Classical Trumpet Performance degree from The Florida State University and has become an integral component of academia on the local, national, and international levels.  Listed below are courses that Dr. Trimmins has or is currently teaching:

  • Applied Trumpet (All levels)
  • Applied Low Brass
  • Chamber Ensemble Coaching
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz Fundamentals
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Concert Band Conductor
  • Assistant Marching Band Director
  • Music Seminar
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Trumpet Ensemble

Dr. Trimmins is an experienced clinician, adjudicator, and private lessons instructor that has presented numerous clinics and master classes at schools and universities around the world.  Being well-versed in the classical and jazz (contemporary) genres, he has the expertise to provide exceptional instruction in any musical setting.   

Dr. Trimmins is ready to accept invitations to visit universities, high schools, music stores, or any professional venue to perform, and present clinics or master classes. As a guest soloist, he has a wide selection of solo repertoire for orchestra, concert band, brass ensemble, and jazz bands as well as solo works with piano accompaniment. 

At his clinics, Dr. Trimmins will discuss many topics, which can include the following:
  • Musicality
  • Trumpet (Brass) Fundamentals
  • Proper Breathing Techniques
  • Flexibility
  • The importance of Scales
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Choosing the right equipment
  • Increasing the range of a trumpet player (high and low)
  • The History of the Trumpet
  • Ensemble Playing
  • The Role of the Principal Trumpet Player (Orchestra/Concert Band)
  • The Role of the Lead Trumpet Player (Jazz Band)
  • Jazz Pedagogy
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Rhythm Section Advising
  • Jazz History
  • The Music Business
  • Etc.


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