Asssociate Professor of Music
Kurt Gorman, D.M.A., joined the music faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2004, where he teaches studio trumpet and directs the jazz ensemble. Prior to his appointment at UTM, he performed for two seasons as the Principal Trumpet of Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes, a chamber orchestra in Culiacan, Mexico. Before that, he worked as a freelance trumpet player in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for several years.
Dr. Gorman’s creative activities have included two recent commissions. In September of 2008, he premiered the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 45, by Easley Blackwood with the composer at the keyboard. Blackwood’s excellent composition received a repeat performance at the 2009 International Trumpet Guild Conference. The work was funded by Tennessee Arts Commission and the Chicago Classical Recording Foundation. Gorman is currently planning for the premier of the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (2008) by Wayne Lu, composer, hornist and long time friend. This challenging and intriguing work was written for and dedicated to the performer.
Gorman performs locally as a regular member of the Jackson Symphony and with Bravada, a chamber ensemble of UTM music faculty. Another of Gorman’s interests as a performer and scholar is chamber music. He is currently working on a revision and expansion of his doctoral dissertation, The Trumpet in Mixed Chamber Music of the Twentieth Century, for publication.
Kurt Gorman holds a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Chicago, a Master of Music in performance from the University of North Texas and his Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He has studied privately with Keith Johnson, Keith Benjamin, Jeff Curnow, John Holt, and Guy Victor Bordo.
Audio clips of recent performances
J.S. Bach Cantata, No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Performed at the UTM Harriet Fulton Theater in Martin, Tennessee
Performers: Dr. Amy Yeung, soprano and Professor Emeritus Alison Nelson, piano
George Frederic Handel, Suite in D Major
Performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Trujillo at the 13th Annual International Bach Festival in Trujillo, Peru
Gordon Jacob Double Concerto for Trumpet and Clarinet
Performed with members of the Bravada Chamber Group: Dr. Amy Parks Simmons, clarinet and Delana Easley, piano
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Recent Performance Photos
Peforming of Joseph Turrin's Caprice for Trumpet and Piano at California State University at Los Angeles, March 23, 2007
Performing William Presser's Five Inventions for Trumpet and Flute with flutist Stephanie Rea
Performing Bach Cantata No. 51 at the College Music Society Regional Conference at the University of Miami