James   
   Austin

Accomplished
Trumpet Player,
Teacher,    Director

Living 
and 
Serving 
in Houston, Tx 

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Welcome!  I am currently teaching at Moores School of Music as a Professor Emeritus at the University of Houston and enjoy a private studio with enthusiastic trumpet students.  In 2012 and in 2016, I traveled to conduct formal concerts with Altius Brass Ensemble in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.   I provided a Master Class for trumpet students at the University of Texas in Tyler in the Spring of 2017 and have worked with area high school students who are seeking private instruction.

To prospective students: I would love to work with you if you would like a professional mentor who can take you to the next level, or if you would like an informal evaluation by a professional performer.  Regardless of your experience level, if you once played the trumpet and would enjoy rekindling that passion, I invite you to contact me.

To band and orchestra directors:  I have extensive experience working with performers to help with breathing, performance stress, sound, intonation and embouchure problems.  I can help provide guidance to you to help your students overcome these issues.  I invite you to contact me.

To brass ensembles:  I have a background with all brass players and a passion to assist them in creating an environment of blended expression and enhanced group musicality.  I would love to have the opportunity to work with your group and create beautiful music together.

You may contact him by email at eastman59@sbcglobal.net               

These pages updated December 2017