The highly individualized study of trumpet at Lawrence is a great example of the many ways your musical journey can develop within the Conservatory. Whether you’re interested in classical or prefer to study jazz, you have access to high-level instruction and performance opportunities.

Grow your artistry, build your technical facility, and expand your musical possibilities in a community of empowerment, collaboration, and support. Hone and challenge your performance skills with a diverse array of solo, chamber, and ensemble experiences. Dig into the transformational power of music through community outreach. Become the versatile and entrepreneurial musician the world needs. Where will your musical journey take you?

Opportunities range from orchestra to jazz band, wind ensemble to chamber music and more.

The trumpet program is led by John Daniel, Associate Professor of Music.

Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates. 

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Studio Culture

The trumpet program aims to not only teach trumpet skills but also help you develop a healthy, sustainable, and empowering relationship to your instrument and performing music. A supportive environment is key and trumpet students enjoy close bonds strengthened through ensembles, recitals, and an annual retreat.

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Trumpet Collection

You can access a wide variety of trumpets including Baroque trumpets, flugelhorns, cornets, piccolos, and trumpets in different keys.

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The Power of Collaboration

What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests. 

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Downbeat Awards for Jazz Ensemble

Lawrence's musicians have been consistently recognized by the prestigious Downbeat Awards.

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Sound the Retreat

Bond with your fellow musicians, focus on your craft, and immerse yourself in natural beauty during retreat weekends at Björklunden, a 441-acre estate on the shores of Lake Michigan.

On Any Given Day... an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.

Music & Arts

The Chicago Gig

Play with your professors in the classroom and on tour. Students hit the road to gig in Chicago and share the stage with the faculty jazz quartet. 

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Music outdoors

Music is woven into life at Lawrence. Wander campus and you'll hear students practicing piano in lounges, violins in Warch, and horns outside.

A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.

The best way to find out if Lawrence is the university for you is by visiting.

Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Conservatory, to explore learning and performance spaces.