Friday, February 28, 2020


McAllen Performing Arts Center

801 Convention Center Blvd.

8:00 p.m.


Dr. Jared Broussard is Assistant Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He earned his D.M.A. and Master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Broussard's primary teachers are Ray Sasaki, Rex Richardson, and Jim West. He has previously served on the faculty of the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas.

Broussard is an avid performer and is adept in a variety of styles of music. He is currently a member of the Dallas Wind Symphony and is Principal Trumpet of the Valley Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he was Principal Trumpet of Marine Band San Diego and a member of the Marine Corps Brass Quintet. He also served in the unit's Ceremonial Band, Rock Band and Party Band. Because of his outstanding musical accomplishments and exceptional leadership as a Non-Commissioned Officer, Broussard was twice awarded as Marine Musician of the Year for Marine Band San Diego during his time in the Marine Corps. He has frequently performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Symphony Orchestra, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra amongst others. Dr. Broussard is ever active as a soloist and chamber musician. He has been a semi-finalist as a soloist in the National Trumpet Competition and has given solo recitals across the United States and abroad. As a chamber musician, Broussard is busy performing with the Wraith Ensemble, which is a collective of musicians that focuses on performing new music. He has performed with trumpet ensembles at multiple International Trumpet Guild conference, most recently at the ITG conference at San Antonio in 2018. He is in demand as a freelance artist, often performing in brass quintets with many of the United States' best brass musicians. Broussard has also performed in recital with famed percussionist Nebojsa Zivkovic at PASIC in 2011. Jared plays Lead Trumpet with the Gabriel Santiago Jazz Orchestra, which performs frequently in Austin and periodically in Brazil. As a jazz/commercial musician, Broussard has performed on tour with The Temptations and has had the pleasure of performing with Maria Schneider, John Clayton, Joshua Redman, Wycliffe Gordon and other jazz greats. He is currently collaborating with folk artist Sean Bruce on multiple projects. Broussard has extensive touring experience having toured nationally and internationally in many of the world's greatest venues to rave reviews as a recitalist, chamber musician, and large ensemble musician.

As an educator, Dr. Broussard enjoys opening up the world of music to his students. He has taught every level of student from beginners to professionals, and his students have had much success not only as students but also as professionals, and his students have had much success not only as students but also as professional musicians later on in their careers. Broussard has taught privately in Louisiana, California, Virginia, and Texas and has been invited to be on the faculty of the InterHarmony Music Festival in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany and Acqui Terme, Italy. Many of his private studio students have gone on to make various local, regional, and All-State bands and orchestras. His collegiate trumpet students enjoy working as professional trumpet players, and many have gone on to be successful band directors. He is in demand as a clinician and has given lectures on military music, trumpet pedagogy and performance anxiety at universities and at state music educators association conferences. Dr. Broussard currently teaches Applied Trumpet courses and conducts the UTRGV Trumpet Ensembles.

Broussard is a mainstay on the music scene wherever his travels take him. He aspires to introduce audiences to ways of experiencing the trumpet in new and interesting ways. 

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to engage and inspire the Rio Grande Valley through live orchestral and ensemble performances,

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