Dr. Joel Treybig is Associate Professor of Music in the Belmont University School of Music where he works with undergraduate and graduate trumpet students, performs with the Belmont Brass Quintet, directs brass ensembles, and serves as Instrumental Coordinator.
Dr. Treybig was a member of the faculties of Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and the University of Southern Mississippi before joining the Belmont faculty in 2005. He has performed with symphony orchestras in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee (most recently with the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Opera, as well as on valveless baroque trumpet with Music City Baroque) and Texas, and with numerous pit orchestras and chamber groups. He is an active solo recitalist and clinician, and has performed as a guest artist in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas, including diverse venues such as Spivey Hall, Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, the Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival, the Victoria Bach Festival, and the New Texas and Bowling Green New Music Festivals. He performs frequently in and around Nashville as a freelance performer and regularly with the Belmont Brass Quintet.
His performances of contemporary music have earned the praise of such American composers as John Cheetham, Eric Ewazen, Stanley Friedman, Stephen Michael Gryc, Karel Husa, Anthony Plog, Joan Tower, and Luigi Zaninelli. Kent Kennan, upon hearing Treybig play his sonata, wrote "A first-rate trumpet player! I wish all performances of this piece sounded as good!" and Anthony Plog wrote of Treybig "A great player, and great interpretation of Four Themes..." after hearing his performance of Plog's 4 Themes on Paintings of Edvard Munch. Treybig's doctoral treatise, An Investigation and Analysis of Karel Husa's Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra, was praised by Dr. Husa as being exceptional and wrote that he considered the treatise to be "one of the most conscientious research documents on any of my compositions."
Dr. Treybig received his Doctor of Musical Arts in performance from the University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music in performance from the University of Akron and his Bachelor of Music Education from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and has also completed postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. His primary teachers include Raymond Crisara (NBC Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), James Darling (Cleveland Orchestra), Murray Greig (English Northern Philharmonia, Orfeo Trumpet Consort), Scott Johnston (Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Paragon Brass Quintet) and Mary Squire (Ohio Chamber Orchestra) He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild and the College Music Society, and his articles and music reviews have been published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal. His published arrangements for brass ensembles include J.B. Arban's Carnival of Venice, F.J. Haydn's Concerto in E-flat, Walter Dignam's virtuosic theme and variations, Hope Told a Flattering Tale, Otto Nicolai's overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Michael Praetorius's In dulci jubilo.
His biography has been listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among American Teachers. In addition to performing on recordings, his live solo, chamber, and orchestral performances have been broadcast on public radio throughout the southeast.
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