Jack Laumer, Professor of Trumpet since 1977 at Texas State University, has performed and taught Master Classes in Russia, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Australia and Brazil, with performances at the Moscow Conservatory and the Sydney Opera House with James Morrison and the Sydney Symphony. His former students include band directors, college professors, college deans and professional trumpet players. His student trumpet ensembles have performed at nine different International Trumpet Guild conferences.
From 1977-2014 Laumer played in the Austin Symphony as Associate Principal Trumpet. He performed with the Austin Lyric Opera orchestra, and on Baroque Trumpet with the Texas Early Music Project, Texas Bach Choir, Mercury Baroque and SouthWest Baroque Ensemble.
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 in Trumpet Performance 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. Performing for a birthday party for Robert Russell Bennett at Lincoln Center’s Guggenheim Band Shell, Mr. Laumer performed Mr. Bennett’s ROSE VARIATIONS. The following quote is from Mr. Bennett: “Just an official word to express my great appreciation for your fine playing of the Rose Variations.………it needs a real virtuoso in spite of its light hearted and more or less innocent character. I’m sure you must have had a good many compliments on your performance, and they are well deserved.”
Profssor Laumer 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. He taught music classes and conducted Band and Orchestra at Music and Art High School and at Performing Arts High School in New York City.
Later, he relocated to Indiana to conduct band, orchestra, and the jazz band at Manchester University. During that time, he played with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and conducted the North Manchester Civic Symphony.
Mr. Laumer has been a featured soloist in the US, Russia, Australia and Brazil. He was a featured soloist on a Keith Brion “Sousa” program, and on an International Trumpet Guild presentation on “Walter F Smith: The Star of the Band”.