Brenda Kurtz has been involved in music for thirty-five years. She comes to us with vast trumpet-playing experience spanning twenty-eight years. Brenda studied trumpet performance at Broward Community College in Pompano Beach, FL, and has studied privately with John Drissel, former Co-Principal Trumpet of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, John Moore, former Principal Trumpet of the Miami City Ballet in Miami, FL, Dr. Chris Krummel, Professor of Trumpet at Youngstown State University, Sue Sexton, former Professor of Trumpet at Youngstown State University and the Chestnut Brass Company Brass Ensemble and Phil Collins, Former Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Kurtz’ entensive playing experience includes college and community symphonic bands, concert bands, jazz bands and orchestra, as well as drum and bugle corps. Ms. Kurtz played and toured as a lead trumpeter/soprano bugler for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, the Florida Wave Drum & Bugle Corps, the Classic Drum & Bugle Corps, the Music City Legend Drum & Bugle Corps and the Lake Erie Thunder Drum & Bugle Corps.
In addition to teaching at Sam Ash, Ms Kurtz taught private trumpet for the Pompano Beach Middle School in Pompano Beach, FL, and was a brass and marching technician for the Dixie Heights High School Marching Band in Crestview Hills, KY. Brenda is also a Sales Associate in the Band and Orchastra department of Sam Ash Music Store, Cincinnati, OH.