Associate Professor of Trumpet
1228 Bliss Hall
clkrummel AT ysu DOT edu
Christopher Krummel holds a Bachelor of Music cum laude from Miami University and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His major teachers include University of Illinois professors Ray Sasaki, Michael Ewald and James South, and James Olcott of Miami University. Dr. Krummel has also studied with Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony), Charles Schlueter (Boston Symphony), Marie Speziale (Cincinnati Symphony) and Dr. Daniel D'Addio (1st Place, Geneva International Solo Competition).
Dr. Krummel has held positions with numerous orchestras including the Canton Symphony, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, the Danville Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the Orquesta del Palacio de Mineria and the Middletown Symphony. Additionally, he has performed with Orquesta Sinfonica de Trujillo, the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra, the Wheeling Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, the Springfield Symphony, the Kankakee Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, the Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM, the Orquesta Sinfonica del ISSTE, the Hamilton Symphony, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony. Dr. Krummel has also served as first trumpet of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Midwest.
As an active soloist, Dr. Krummel has been finalist and award winner in solo competitions on the national and international level including the Ellsworth Smith International Solo Competitions in Bad Säckingen, Germany and Tallahassee, Florida. As a commercial musician, he has performed in numerous big bands, shows and musicals, having worked with entertainers such as Maureen McGovern, Jose Feliciano, Crystal Gayle, Olivia Newton-John, Al Jarreau, the Temptations, Micheal Bolton, Carol Channing, Joel Gray, Shari Lewis and Lambchop, Julius La Rosa, Frankie Valli and Glass Harp (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members). With the Contemporary Chamber Players, Dr. Krummel gave premiere performances of electroacoustic compositions on a tour which included concerts in Seoul and Taejon, South Korea.
Recent activities include a performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 during the Festival Internacional Bach held in Trujillo, Peru; concerts with the Glenn Miller Orchestra; a performance of the Haydn Concerto with the Dana Symphony Orchestra; and a Carnegie Hall performance with the Dana Faculty Brass. Dr. Krummel currently performs as principal trumpet of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra.