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Dr. J. Peyden Shelton has emerged as an accomplished performer, teacher, and clinician throughout the United States. In 2014, he was the winner of the National Trumpet Competition's Graduate Soloist Division performing Joseph Turrin's Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. Since that time, he has performed recital and solo performances at numerous universities and music venues across North America. As an ensemble and chamber musician, Dr. Shelton has performed with ensembles including the Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Washington Chamber Opera, Syracuse Symphony, New World Symphony, U.S. Army Field Band, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He is one of the newest members of the internationally renown, Mirari Brass Quintet (miraribrass.com), and is one of the founding members of both the electro-acoustic chamber ensemble, Fifth Bridge (fifthbridge.org), Ascent (@ascentensemble), and the new Nova Trumpet Collective (novatrumpets.com).
As an educator, Dr. Shelton currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet and the University of Utah’s School of Music. Dr. Shelton has also served on the faculties at the University of Rochester and Cornell University. He is a frequent guest at festivals and clinics throughout the United States providing a unique and effective approach to fundamental brass development. In addition, Dr. Shelton is a strong supporter of new music, especially that which reflects a contemporary compositional voice for trumpet and piano.
If you have any interest of studying trumpet performance at the University of Utah or taking private lessons, please feel free to contact Dr. J. Peyden Shelton in the Contact Me section of this website, or find out more information at The University of Utah’s School of Music website.