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Professor of Music
(731) 881-7404

Kurt Gorman, D.M.A., Professor of Music, has been on the music faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin since 2004. He is director of the UTM Big Band and Small Jazz Group and teaches applied trumpet. Prior to his appointment, Gorman served as the Principal Trumpet of Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes, in Culiacan, Mexico.

Gorman performs as Principal Trumpet of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and regularly with the UTM Faculty Brass Quintet. He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild and has appeared as a soloist at ITG Conferences in 2009 and 2012. Gorman has commissioned and premiered the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 45 by renowned composer Easley Blackwood, as well as the Sonata for Trumpet by hornist, composer and long-time friend, Wayne Lu. Both compositions are excellent and substantial contributions to the repertoire for trumpet.
Gorman’s primary scholarly interest is chamber music. He was awarded a Reagan Leave for Spring 2015 to continue research on his doctoral dissertation entitled, “The Trumpet in Mixed Chamber Music of the Twentieth Century,” for publication. Gorman is Vice President of Veritas Musica Publishing.

Gorman holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and graduate degrees in performance from the University of North Texas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has studied privately with Keith Johnson, Keith Benjamin, Jeff Curnow, John Holt, and Guy Victor Bordo.

Gorman resides in Murray, Kentucky, with his wife, flutist, Stephanie Rea, and their two children.




Kurt Gorman, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music
University of Tennesee at Martin
226 Fine Arts Building
Martin, Tennessee 38238
(731) 881-7404 phone
(731) 881-7415 FAX