Jared Sessink
Jared Sessink

​​"While at CMU, I held the principal trumpet position in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, CMU's top wind band. I also was involved in more than 50 elective performances with various music ensembles at our school. Perhaps the most prestigious accomplishment during my time here was winning third place in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition in 2013, for which I was the only U.S. contestant." 

​Major: Music Education

CMU Involvements:

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Principal trumpet
  • Wind Symphony
  • Symphony Band
  • Jazz Lab 1
  • Jazz Central
  • Honors Brass Quintet
  • The Common Denominator, a CMU jazz ensemble
  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • Brass Band
  • Marching Band
  • Honorable mention in the CMU School of Music Concerto Competition
  • Provost's Award for Academic Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments
  • Marching band instructor at Mount Pleasant High School for five seasons
  • Only American finalist selected to perform as a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition, a worldwide solo competition held each year

Postgraduation: Searching for band director jobs in the Washington State area and earning a master's degree in trumpet performance

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