Jason Dovel

The 48th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
Anaheim, CA

Jason Dovel

Non-Pro & Comeback Players Sessions: Warm-up & Master-Class

Jason Dovel is an American trumpeter whose busy performing and teaching schedule has taken him to nearly 100 universities and festivals around the world. Recent appearances have included the São Paulo Trumpet Academy (Brazil), Australasian Trumpet Academy (Australia), Velikogorički Brass Festival (Croatia), Conservatoire de Lyon (France), International Brass Course of Thessaloniki (Greece), ViennaTalk (Austria), and the International Trumpet Guild Conference.

Jason Dovel has recorded four solo CDs, manifesting a diverse repertoire from avant-garde contemporary works he commissioned and premiered, to historically informed performances of early music on period instruments.

As an orchestral trumpeter, he has performed with many groups including the Louisville Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, and Amici New York Orchestra. He has performed as principal or guest principal trumpet with the Arkansas Philharmonic, Orchestra of New Spain, Charlottesville Opera, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Theatre, Lexington Chamber Orchestra, Denton Bach Society, Kentucky Bach Society, among others.

As a Baroque trumpeter, he regularly appears with many of the country’s leading period instrument groups, including the Washington Bach Consort, Mountainside Baroque, Bourbon Baroque, Virginia Baroque, The Thirteen, and others. He is founding artistic director of the early music group Sonitus Clarissima, who released the 2019 compact disc, Music for Court and Cavalry.

As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of Quintasonic Brass, who are featured artists at the 2023 Velikogorički Brass Festival in Croatia. He also performs and tours with the University of Kentucky Faculty Brass Quintet, with whom he recorded the 2021 compact disc, New Music for Brass Quintet.

A dedicated pedagogue with a passion for research in teaching, he has published twenty-five journal articles in the Music Educators Journal, International Trumpet Guild Journal, The Instrumentalist, and the Journal of the Art College of Inner Mongolia University in China.  He is also editor of The Big Book of Sight-Reading Duets for Trumpet, published by Mountain Peak Music.

Also active as a composer and arranger, his works are published through Hickman Music Editions, Mountain Peak Music, Prestissimo Press, and the Baroque Trumpet Shop and are frequently programmed on recitals around the world.

Jason Dovel joined the University of Kentucky School of Music faculty in 2013, where he is currently Associate Professor of Trumpet as well as Chair of the Division of Winds, Brass, Percussion, and Jazz. He serves as faculty sponsor of UK Education Abroad programs in Greece and Australia and is also founding director of the UK Summer Trumpet Institute, UK Baroque Trumpet Symposium, as well as the Certificate in Baroque Trumpet. During his 2021 sabbatical, Dovel served as Visiting Professor of Trumpet at Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.

Dovel serves on the Board of Directors for both the International Trumpet Guild and Historic Brass Society. He is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Jason Dovel is grateful for the tutelage of many wonderful teachers, including Keith Johnson, George Novak, Charles Saenz, James Kluesner, Charlie Geyer, Barbara Butler, Barry Bauguess (Baroque trumpet), and Bruce Dickey (cornetto).

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