Chuck Seipp

Chuck Seipp's Biography

Trumpeter Chuck Seipp arrived to the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music faculty fall of 2013 as Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Texas Tech University from August 2012 to May 2013 and prior to that, performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a member of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” retiring in August 2012.

Culminating his thirty-two year career with The Army Band as Concert Band Group Leader, Sergeant Major Seipp performed in national, presidential and historical world events as well as numerous significant ceremonies, concerts and special events in Washington, D.C. as well as funerals and wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. He performed with the Concert Band, Orchestra, Ceremonial Band, Herald Trumpets, Brass Quintet, and was featured as soloist with the Concert Band, Orchestra and Brass Band.

Chuck has toured and recorded solo trumpet and organ repertoire throughout Europe with world-renowned organist Diane Bish, appearing regularly on her Joy of Music television series as trumpet soloist as well as several performances with The U.S. Army Brass Quintet.

Through CJ Seipp Music Publications, he markets his own brass arrangements, many of which have been played and recorded by the Canadian Brass Quintet, The U.S. Army Brass Quintet and many other groups around the world. Chuck collaborated with organist Mary Mozelle in a recording project of The Wedding Book, a collection of his own arrangements proven to be a valuable resource for organists and trumpet players nationally and internationally.

Chuck enjoys performing across the country in concert with organist Randall Sheets, Arlington National Cemetery Ceremonial Organist, and looks forward to their recording projects. As an active teacher, soloist, clinician and performer, Chuck has performed locally with the National Symphony, Orchestra, Washington Opera House Orchestra, Washington Ballet Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, and leads The Commonwealth Brass Quintet.

Chuck holds an Undergraduate Music Education degree from The University of Kansas and both Master and Doctoral degrees in Trumpet Performance from The Catholic University of America.

Chuck and his wife Julie grew up in Akron, Iowa and are proud parents of five children. Chuck is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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