Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Jacob Walburn holds degrees in trumpet performance from Bowling Green State University, where he studied with Todd Davidson, and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied with Joel Treybig. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Michael Ewald, Ronald Romm and Tito Carrillo. His previous teaching experience includes appointments at Oklahoma State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

While a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Walburn performed extensively with the Illinois Brass Quintet and was a featured artist and clinician throughout the United States and Europe, having played recitals and given masterclasses at:

  • the University of Miami
  • the University of South Florida
  • the University of Central Florida
  • Florida State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • the University of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • the University of North Texas
  • the University of Texas-Austin
  • Baylor University
  • the University of Texas-Arlington
  • and Texas A&M Uiversity-Commerce.

The Illinois Brass Quintet also was featured at the inaugural Master Class for Brass in Bornem, Belgium, and at the International Trombone Federation Conference in Warsaw, Poland.

Walburn joined the SFA School of Music faculty in 2017, where he teaches applied trumpet, trumpet repertoire, brass methods and jazz improvization. He also directs the Trumpet Ensemble and the Swingin' Aces jazz ensemble, and performs as a member of the SFA Faculty Brass Quintet. Walburn also performs regularly with The Jazz Doctors, a jazz combo comprised of members from the SFA School of Music. He plays second trumpet with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

Prior to his appointment at SFA, Walburn taught for six years at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, where he was a frequent clinician, adjudicator and performed as principal trumpet with the Valley Symphony Orchestra.

He also has taught on the faculties of the Illinois Summer Youth Music Trumpet Camp and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan.

Walburn has been featured as a soloist with:

  • the University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble
  • the University of Illinois Brass Choir
  • Southern Arts Pro Musica
  • Valley Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series
  • and the SFA Wind Ensemble, where he performed John Mackey's "Antique Violences for Solo Trumpet and Wind Ensemble."

He was a featured soloist on the “New Works Recital” at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and was invited to perform as a soloist at the 2021 ITG Conference in Anaheim, California.

He has performed with orchestras in Ohio, Mississippi, Illinois, Texas and Louisiana, including:

  • Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
  • Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra
  • Sinfonia da Camera
  • Peoria Symphony Orchestra
  • Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
  • Longview Symphony Orchestra
  • and Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.

As a clinician, Walburn has presented sessions and master classes at:

  • Texas Music Educators Association convention
  • Texas Bandmasters Association convention
  • the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Brass Day
  • SFA Brass Day
  • inaugural Master Class for Brass in Bornem, Belgium
  • and Frederick Chopin Conservatory in Warsaw, Poland.

He is married to Alba Madrid, the director of the SFA Music Preparatory Division. Together, they live in Nacogdoches with their two children, Melanie and Jacob.

Related documents

  • CV

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    Type: CV