Joel Treybig

Joel Treybig

Associate Director for the School of Music, Professor of Trumpet & Director of Graduate Music

College of Music & Performing Arts

DMA, University of Texas at Austin; MM, University of Akron; BME, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

Location: McAfee Concert Hall 205

(615) 460.6079


Dr. Joel Treybig is Professor of Trumpet in the Belmont University School of Music where he works with undergraduate and graduate trumpet students, performs with the Belmont Brass Quintet, and directs brass ensembles. Treybig serves as the Assistant Director of the School of Music and oversees the graduate music program. He has performed with symphony orchestras in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas and has performed as principal trumpet with Nashville Opera and Nashville Ballet, with the Nashville Symphony, and with numerous pit orchestras and chamber groups. He is an active solo recitalist and clinician and has performed as a guest artist throughout the United States, including diverse venues such as CBDNA and TMEA conferences, International Trumpet Guild conferences, the Midwest Trumpet Festival, Spivey Hall, Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast. He performs frequently in and around Nashville as a freelance performer, regularly with the Belmont Brass Quintet, and is an active studio musician for film and video game soundtracks.

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, and Joan Tower. 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."

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 Mary Squire, James Darling, David Duro, Scott Johnston, Murray Greig, and Raymond Crisara. His articles and music reviews have been published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal and he has published multiple compositions and arrangements that are published by Eighth Note Publications. joeltreybigtrumpetandrew_large-002.jpgHis biography has been listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among American Teachers and was selected for inclusion in David Hickman’s Trumpet Greats: A Biographical Dictionary. Treybig’s solo, chamber, and orchestral performances have been broadcast on public radio throughout the southeast, and he has recorded two CDs, entitled Lux et Lapis – Music for Two Trumpets and Organ, and Awakenings, with Adam Hayes, trumpet, and Andrew Risinger, organ. He has also recorded a CD of music for solo trumpet and organ with Andrew Risinger entitled Rhapsodia Sacra. Treybig is a Yamaha Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Yamaha instruments.