James   
   Austin

Accomplished
Trumpet Player,
Teacher,    Director

Living 
and 
Serving 
in Houston, Tx 

   HOME   BIOGRAPHY    RELATED LINKS
                            

Education: Graduate with Distinction from the Eastman School of Music.

Personal: A native Michigander, been on the faculty of the University of Houston's Moores School of Music from 1960 through 2009, first as an Affiliate Artist and then as Professor of Trumpet. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of the University.  He has also served on the faculties of the Houston Baptist University and the National Music Camp in Interlochen.

As a performer, James Austin has distinguished himself as the principal trumpet of the acclaimed Eastman Wind Ensemble and served in the Houston Symphony for 17 years in the  position of Principal Trumpet. During his tenure as Principal Trumpet of the Houston Symphony, he also performed in the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and Houston Chamber Orchestra. Upon joining the faculty of the University of Houston's School of Music in 1960, he helped found the faculty Symphonic Brass Quintet.

His students have an astounding record of achievement and success in the professional world. Recent graduates hold positions in the orchestras of Dallas, Calgary, Vancouver, Houston, San Antonio, and Louisville among others, and they are regularly contenders for positions with major orchestras throughout the world. Many of his students have become noted teachers in  their own right in colleges, universities, high schools, and private studios.

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

              These pages updated December 2017