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John Adler

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John Adler


John Adler (b. 1978) is an American trumpeter, composer and music educator.

Dr. Adler holds a D.M.A. in trumpet performance at the University of Miami, a MM from the University of Oregon, and a BM from the University of Nevada-Reno. John’s primary teachers/mentors include Craig Morris, Steve Owen, Larry Engstrom, Alex Norris, Whit Sidener, George Recker, and James Miley.

His compositional output includes works for various jazz settings, trumpet ensembles, and a recently completed Voyages, a concerto for trumpet and electronics with wind ensemble. Dr. Adler’s compositions and arrangements have been performed at multiple national trumpet competitions and ITG conferences.

In 2014, he embarked on a new project with composer Adam Cuthbért featuring music for trumpet and electronics utilizing improvisation and multiple effects with the software program Ableton Live.

Dr. Adler’s joined the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado in 2010. His duties at UNC include teaching trumpet lessons, coaching chamber music, and teaching courses in brass literature and pedagogy.

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