Professor - Trumpet
Neil Mueller enjoys a career performing and teaching music. He is Associate Professor of Trumpet at Central Michigan University and Principal Trumpet of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his position in Lansing, he was a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, as Third Trumpet and as acting Associate Principal Trumpet. Previous Principal Trumpet positions include Cleveland’s BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, ensembles that also featured Mueller as concerto soloist. He also performed concerti with the Boston Pops and the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, as he was completing doctoral studies.
He was previously Associate Professor of Trumpet at North Dakota State University and has taught students at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, the University of New Hampshire, and Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. Before pursuing advance study in trumpet, Mueller was director of bands for three years at Blaine High School in Minnesota. Finally his approach teaching and the trumpet has resulted in four volumes of pedagogical duets (published by Carl Fischer) that have become very popular with trumpeters across the world, as evidenced by a 2020 performance on a chamber concert by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra in New Zealand.
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Publications & Presentations
MM: 1995, Yale School of Music
BM: 1986, Concordia College - Moorhead, MN
Courses Taught• Applied Trumpet
• Brass Techniques