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Justin Rowan – Trumpet

Justin Rowan – Trumpet

Instruments and Services

Trumpet Lessons | Cornet Lessons, Flugelhorn Lessons, French Horn Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Online Lessons


280 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY

will travel to you please enquire.

M.M. In Trumpet Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music

Classical, Contemporary, Jazz

8 and up

60 min - $80, 30 min - $45


Justin Rowan is a New York City based trumpet player. He served two seasons as Principal Trumpet of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared with many groups throughout the country, including Cleveland Opera Theater, the New World Symphony, Music Academy of the West, The National Repertory Orchestra, and the Cleveland Chamber Collective. He has appeared as a cornet soloist with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Notre Dame College Wind Symphony, and as trumpet soloist with the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra. Justin can be heard performing with Canton, Akron, Richmond, Mansfield, Firelands, and Youngstown symphonies. He has performed under the batons of esteemed conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Karina Cannelakis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valentina Peleggi, Jahja Ling, Edwin Outwater, Michael Stern, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Brett Mitchell, Stephan Deneve, and James Gaffigan.

Recent Notable performances include a performance of Gustav Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony No. 2 with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Master Choir, a reduction of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass for chamber orchestra and vocalists with Cleveland Chamber Collective, and most recently several outdoor chamber concerts helping to safely reconnect audiences with music during the Covid-19 Crisis.

Justin received his Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2017. He studied under Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Michael Miller of the Cleveland Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kennesaw State University in 2014, and studied under Thomas Hooten, principal of the L.A. Philharmonic, Karin Bliznik, principal of the St. Louis Symphony, and Jennifer Marotta. Other teachers include Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, Paul Merkelo, and Raymond Riccomini.

As a chamber musician, Justin has performed throughout the country in countless settings. In 2018 he performed a new production staged by Peabody Southwell of Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti” with chamber orchestra. Notably, he was a founder of Georgia’s “Spectacle Brass”. In this group he performed throughout the southeast, premiering new works and performing as a featured ensemble for Kennesaw State, Wheeler High School, and Bay View Music Festival. Justin also served as educational outreach manager with Spectacle Brass and coordinated educational performances and clinics for students in the Atlanta Area.

Mr. Rowan is an active and avid educator. Justin also teaches chamber brass for Northeast Ohio’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra Origins program and runs a very active private teaching studio. From 2015 to 2017 he served as High Brass Specialist for the 7-time DCI world champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. From 2017 to 2020 he served as Professor of Trumpet and Music Theory at Notre Dame College of Ohio.

During his time at Kennesaw State, Justin was one of 16 founding members of the 2011 Charter class of the Nu Theta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He served as Officer of Alumni Relations, Historian, and finally as President of the chapter, and also the fraternity at a national level as Assistant Collegiate Province Representative. He served a term as Vice President and as Treasurer of Kennesaw’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Justin also works as a Brass Repair Assistant with Beeman Brass Works, one of the leading vintage instrument restoration and repair businesses in the US. While not performing or teaching, Justin enjoys baseball, running, and progressive rock and metal.

Justin plays Bach and Weimann trumpets, and uses Bach and Parke mouthpieces.

Teaching Info

All of my lessons are tailored for individual students. I do not teach just one way for everybody, as each student I work with has different strengths and needs.

Beginning students will learn how to create a sound in all ranges of the instrument, proper hand position and note fingerings, and how to read music so they can begin to play anything they like as we work through the basics of playing the trumpet.

More advanced students will likely bring their own material that they have already begun working on, and from there we will add more material to advance their skills on the instrument.

Justin Rowan – Trumpet

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280 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY

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