Grant Manhart

The 47th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

Grant Manhart

Session: Teaching Using NLP

Dr. Grant Manhart joined the Northern State University faculty in 1998. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance and Jazz Studies from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and a Doctorate of Music in Trumpet Performance, Literature and Performance, with minors in Jazz Studies and Music History from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His primary trumpet instructors were the legendary William Adam, Dominic Spera, Edmund Cord, Eugene Blee, Frank Brown, Scott Johnston, and Donald Whitaker. Other studies include Robert Nagel, Bobby Lewis, John McNeil, Bobby Shew, Charlie Davis, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant , Roy Poper, Charles Schleuter, Claude Gordon, and Uan Rasey. His jazz studies include such luminaries as David Baker, Dominic Spera, Frank Brown, Rick Van Matre, and Richard Davis.

His performing career includes tours with Broadway shows, the Buddy Rich Band, Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, June Valli, Carmen Cavallero, the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus, performing as Roy Eldridge touring the United States with the Columbia Artists Gene Krupa Band, and a stint in Puerto Rico with the Latin Jazz group, Picante. As a bandleader, he has created hundreds of performing opportunities for professionals and students, including his touring brass and percussion group, the “Dominant 7”, a 4 time recipient of a South Dakota Touring Arts Grant.  He is an author, creating this E-Book for Music Appreciation for Kendall Hunt Publishing:   “Music Appreciation:  A Socioeconomic Approach-A Text for Disrupted Times”, published in August of 2019.

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