John Almeida

John Almeida's Biography

John Almeida holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts in Music from Appalachian State University. Mr. Almeida teaches applied trumpet at Eastern Florida State College and the Seminole State College. Previously, he held the position of Associate Professor of Trumpet Studies at the University of Central Florida from 1993-2017. In 2011, the UCF Trumpet Ensemble, under Mr. Almeida's direction, appeared at the 2011 Schagerl Brass Festival in Melk, Austria. They were the only American brass ensemble invited to perform at this prestigious festival.

In July 2014, Mr. Almeida was invited to perform as a member of the European Brass Ensemble throughout Austria and on the opening concert of the Schagerl Brass Festival. In December 2010, he presented a clinic at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference entitled "Sound Ideas on Playing the Trumpet." In 2002, Mr. Almeida was one of two participants selected to perform in Adolph Herseth's master class at the DePaul University Trumpet Symposium in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Almeida's students have gone on to receive music performance degrees from Appalachian State University, Indiana University, Rice University, Rutgers University, the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, The University of Oklahoma, VanderCook College of Music, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Florida State University, the University of North Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Texas at Austin. A number of his students have been first place winners in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Trumpet Solo Competitions and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, U.S. Navy Band, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Walt Disney All-American College Band, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Band and BLAST. Many of Mr. Almeida's students are also professional musicians in the Los Angeles movie and television music industry. He remains active as an adjudicator for the Florida Bandmasters Association, and he has been a guest artist/clinician in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, New York City and Florida.

Mr. Almeida is a Yamaha Performing Artist. His principal teachers include William Adam (Indiana University), Thomas Wohlwender (Second Trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra) and Joe F. Phelps (Appalachian State University).

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