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Jack C. Laumer
1973 - 1977

Jack LaumerProfessor of Trumpet since 1977 at Texas State University, Jack C. Laumer has performed and taught master classes in Russia, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Brazil. Since 1977 he has played in the Austin Symphony where he is currently associate principal trumpet. He has also performed with the Austin Lyric Opera orchestra.

Since 1999, Laumer has been performing on baroque trumpet with the Texas Early Music Project, the Texas Bach Choir, the Southwest Baroque Ensemble and the University of Texas Early Music Ensemble. He has studied baroque trumpet with Leonard Candelaria, Edward Tarr and Niklas Eklund. Laumer completed an undergraduate degree in music education at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where he was a finalist in the young artist's competition of the Minnesota Orchestra.

He received a Master of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  While in New York, he played co-principal in the National Orchestral Association Orchestra, National Orchestral Association Brass Quintet, and was first trumpet and soloist with the Goldman Band.  He studied trumpet with Ron Hasselmann of the Minnesota Orchestra, Cecil Collins of the Manhattan School of Music, and William Vacchiano of the New York Philharmonic.  Mr. Laumer also taught and conducted classes at Music and Art High School and Performing Arts High School in New York.

After conducting band, orchestra, and jazz band at Manchester College in Indiana for four years, and playing with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Laumer arrived in Texas in 1977. In 1978, Mr. Laumer established the Texas State University Trumpet Ensemble. He has rehearsed and conducted the ensemble for eight International Trumpet Guild conferences.

In July, 2010, Mr. Laumer performed at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney (Australia) Symphony as one of 14 guest trumpeters.