Armida Rivera

The 47th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Armida Rivera

Session: The Mayan Trumpet: Rediscovering the Trumpet from the Land of the Jaguar

Dr. Armida Rivera, one of the most active trumpet players of her generation, she concluded her bachelor’s degree studies at the University of Baja California under the tutelage of John McFerran Wilds. Later she obtained the CONACYT-FINBA and The Fulbright Garcia-Robles scholarships to get her master’s degree at Ithaca College in New York where she studied with Dr. Kim Dunnick, and her doctoral degree at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, with professor Alan Siebert and Philip Collins. 

In addition to her academic formation, Armida Rivera has participated with symphony orchestras and festivals including Jalisco Philharmonic, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, among others. A passionate of contemporary music, Armida collaborates closely with numerous composers contributing to expand the fascinating repertoire of the trumpet, also, she has participated in the ITG’s New Works committee for two consecutive years (2019-2020). 

Since 2019, Armida has been a full-time trumpet professor at the University of Science and Arts of Chiapas in Mexico, also, she is a visiting professor at the Music Conservatory of Toluca in Mexico City. She is the first female trumpet professor in a major university in Mexico and the first trumpet player with a doctoral degree in her country.


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