Central Washington University
John Harbaugh is the Professor of trumpet at Central Washington University. He has over 25 years of college teaching experience. In 2008 and 2010 his students won the Music Fest Competition and performed as a soloists with the Spokane Symphony. His trumpet students have consistently been in the semi final rounds of the National Trumpet Competition in both the ensemble, undergraduate, and graduate divisions. In 2002 his trumpet ensemble placed third at that event. In 2004 and in 2011 the CWU trumpet ensemble was invited to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conventions. His professional experience includes touring with Tom Jones, Paul Anka, and Buddy Rich. He appears on three Grammy nominated albums, has recorded as a jazz soloist with the London Symphony. He was featured soloist at the 2004 Western International Band Clinic and again in 2009 as both a clinician and soloist . He is principal trumpet in the Yakima Symphony and has been a member of regional orchestras in Iowa, Washington, and Alaska. In 2008 he performed in groups behind Charo, Bob Newhart, Manheim Steamroller, and the Disney touring company of "High School Musical". He was director and executive producer of "A New and Different Way of Getting More Music Out of Trumpet" which was rereleased on DVD in 2007 This 3 DVD series documents internationally known teacher, Professor William Adam's pedagogical concepts for playing and teaching trumpet. In 2010 he released his first solo trumpet CD ‘New Vistas”. In 2012 he presented lecture recitals as Soochow and the Chinese Cultural Universities in Taipei, Taiwan. He is currently a board member of the National Trumpet Competition and continues to work as a soloist/clinician for C.G. Conn/Selmer Corporation and where has appeared in the U.S. Canada, and Taiwan.