About the Studio

The University of Oregon Trumpet Studio is made up of students who major in a wide variety of music and non music degree programs.  There is generally a fairly equal balance of students whose primary focus is in jazz, classical, pop, music education, and non musical pursuits.  Associate professor Brian McWhorter, alumnus of the studio, and Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet, Sarah Viens, alumnus of the studio, are the current directors and they are assisted by graduate teaching fellow Daniel Kocurek.

The UO Trumpet Studio has had many notable trumpet teachers in its history:

  • George Recker (1983-2007)
  • Dave Bender (2005-2006)
  • Stephen J. Dunn (1999-2005)
  • Gerald Poe (1976-1981)
  • Burnette Dillon (1970-1975)
  • Gene R. Lewis (1965-1969)
  • Robert B. Glasgow (1949-1950)
  • Byron Miller (1946-1948)


Brian McWhorter, associate professor of music

Sarah Viens, adjunct instructor of trumpet