The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Joey Tartell is Professor of Trumpet and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Before joining the faculty, he enjoyed a career as an in-demand lead and freelance trumpet player. Joey was the lead player for Maynard Ferguson, touring the United States, Australia, Asia, and Europe, and can be heard on the recording “These Cats Can Swing.” He also played lead for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, including a State Department tour of Egypt; the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, including a State Department tour of India and appearances at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals; and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Although teaching full time, Mr. Tartell remains an active performer. He is a founding member of the professional trumpet ensemble Tromba Mundi. He is also a regular guest lead trumpet/soloist with several orchestras for Pops concerts, including serving as the Guest Principal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s entire 2014-15 Pops season. The list of orchestras he has performed with includes the Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. Also active in the recording studios, he has recorded for the Bob and Tom Show, Hal Leonard Publications, Shawnee Press, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Williams Gaming, and many others. Joey has also toured with Boston Brass and Canadian Brass.
Mr. Tartell is also active as a soloist and clinician. He has been a featured soloist and clinician at both the International Trumpet Guild conference and the National Trumpet Competition. In an effort to provide good information for trumpet players around the world, Joey maintains a blog at joeytartell.com. He is also one of the founders of the World Trumpet Federation, and co-hosts The Open Bell podcast.
Joey has a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he was also awarded a Performer’s Certificate. He had the great fortune to study with Barbara Butler, Mel Broiles, Gil Johnson, and Vince DiMartino.