Brent Turney is available as a jazz and classical guest artist and clinician. He is also a passionate motivational speaker, goal setting mentor, and life coach.
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Brent has been Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point since 2007 and has served as department chair since 2016. He offers a weekly studio class, orchestral excerpt class, lead class, and improvisation class. Brent also developed and teaches a course in musical entrepreneurship. In addition, he has taught jazz history and directed the jazz band for UWSP. Previous to taking his current position at UWSP Brent was an adjunct professor at DePaul University, teaching jazz and classical trumpet and directing big bands and jazz combos. He also served as a visiting professor of applied trumpet at Lawrence University.
Brent is an accomplished and enthusiastic private trumpet teacher working with aspiring high school students, college students, and professionals. His students have been accepted into graduate programs at Depaul University, University of Missouri Kansas City, Indiana University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and James Patterson among others. Brent is a frequent guest artist and clinician in both jazz and classical areas. Brent's style as a teacher and clinician is to inspire and encourage students in an approachable manner. Brent is passionate about performing with growing musicians and helping them reach their potential in the moment and over their lifetime.
In 2013 Brent formed the Wisconsin Trumpet Guild and has hosted three highly successful state-wide conferences with engagement from collegiate-level teachers, students, and performers across the state. In 2018 he hosted Marc Geujon, solo trumpet with the Paris Opera, as the featured artist of the Wisconsin Trumpet Guild Conference.
Brent holds degrees in classical performance from Penn State University (Bachelor of Music), jazz studies from DePaul University (Master of Music), and classical performance from DePaul University (Classical Performers Certificate). His teachers include John Daniel, Bob Lark, and John Hagstrom.