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Davy DeArmond, D.M.A.

Lecturer in Music: Trumpet: Brass Ensemble



D.M.A., Music Performance, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 2012

M.M., Music Performance, Mannes College of Music, New York NY, 2004

B.M., Music Performance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN, 2002


MUS 259/459 Applied Music: Trumpet

MUS 287/487: Brass Chamber Music

Professional Experience

Dr. DeArmond has performed extensively in all genres throughout the United States. He has performed with a diverse group of ensembles including the Charleston Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, Washington Symphonic Brass, Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, Brass of the Potomac, and the Great Noise Ensemble.

Dr. DeArmond currently serves as trumpet instrumentalist in the United States Naval Academy Band. In this position, he leads the Brass Quintet, performs with the Concert Band, Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble as well as several ceremonial and marching units. Dr. DeArmond has recorded and toured nationally with many of these groups.

As an educator, Dr. DeArmond has instructed students at the University of Kentucky, Anne Arundel Community College, West Knoxville School of the Arts, and in his private studio. He is also a Founding Teacher for the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. Recent recitals and masterclasses given by Dr. DeArmond include the 2012 International Trumpet Guild Conference, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Armed Forces School of Music, Maryland Trumpet Day, Towson Brass Day, James Madison University, Northwestern State University, and others.

Dr. DeArmond received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky studying with Mark Clodfelter. He earned a Master’s Degree in trumpet performance at Mannes College of Music in New York City with Robert Sullivan and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee with Dr. Cathy Leach. Additionally, he studied with Ray Mase and Kevin Cobb during three summers seasons at the Aspen Music Festival.

Awards include the Performance Award from Mannes College of Music, winner of the Columbia Bach Society Concerto competition, Tennessee Trumpet Competition, Celebration of Excellence Competition and finalist of the National Trumpet Competition.

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