Dr. Joel Treybig is assistant professor of trumpet at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he works with undergraduate and graduate trumpet students, teaches music theory, performs with the Belmont Brass Quintet, and directs the university’s brass ensembles. He was a member of the faculties of Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and the University of Southern Mississippi before joining the Belmont faculty in 2005. He has performed with symphony orchestras in Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas, and with numerous pit orchestras and chamber groups. Treybig is an active solo recitalist and clinician, and has performed as a guest artist in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas, including diverse venues such as Spivey Hall, the Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival, the Victoria Bach Festival, and the New Texas and Bowling Green New Music Festivals. Dr. Treybig performs frequently as a freelance performer in Nashville and regularly with the Belmont Brass Quintet.
As a performer of contemporary music, Treybig has worked with such American composers as John Cheetham, Eric Ewazen, Karel Husa, Kent Kennan, Joan Tower, and Luigi Zaninelli, who have commended his performances of their music. Additionally, Dr. Treybig’s doctoral treatise, An Investigation and Analysis of Karel Husa’s Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Orchestra, was praised by Dr. Husa as being exceptional and wrote that he considered the treatise to be “one of the most conscientious research documents on any of my compositions.”
Treybig is an active member of the College Music Society and the International Trumpet Guild, and his articles and music reviews have been published in the International Trumpet Guild Journal. Treybig is a proponent of chamber music for trumpet, and Manduca Music has published several of his arrangements for brass quintet including F.J. Haydn’s Concerto in E-flat and Walter Dignamï¿½s virtuosic theme and variations, Hope Told a Flattering Tale, for solo E-flat cornet with brass quintet and percussion.
His performances have been broadcast on public radio throughout the southeast, and he may be heard on several recordings, including The University of Texas Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, Jam and Spice: The Songs of Kurt Weill, the soundtrack to the video game Ultima IX: Ascension, and The Gulf Coast Symphonyï¿½s CD of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.
Treybig has studied with Raymond Crisara (NBC Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), James Darling (Cleveland Orchestra), Murray Greig (English Northern Philharmonia, Orfeo Trumpet Consort), Scott Johnston (Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Paragon Brass Quintet) and Mary Squire (Ohio Chamber Orchestra). His biography has been listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who Among American Teachers.