Truman Announces New Trumpet Professor

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Truman Bands, along with the School of Arts and Letters at Truman State University, is proud to announce Dr. Eric Dickson as our new trumpet professor. Dr. Dickson is thrilled to be joining the faculty of the Truman State University Music Department this fall.

Hailing from Rapid City, South Dakota, Dr. Dickson has been an active performer and educator in central Indiana since 2006. Skilled in a wide variety of musical settings, he is a member of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and is lead trumpet for The Impalas, a 10-piece R&B band based in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Dickson has spent significant time on the road, performing across the country and across the world on Broadway tours of The Drowsy Chaperone and A Chorus Line, and with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra on its five-week tour of China in 2014.

With a passion for teaching, he has given master classes and clinics to local students while touring, including appearances at Auburn University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Dickson co-authored the article “Have Trumpet, Will Travel: Life with a Touring Musical” for the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild.

During the summer, Dr. Dickson teaches at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where he enjoys working with excellent students and colleagues in Michigan’s beautiful Manistee National Forest. In addition to teaching, he is an avid cyclist, and is looking forward to exploring the roads in and around Kirksville!

Dr. Dickson will be a featured soloist on the first Wind Symphony concert of the season on October 4 at 2pm in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Welcome, Eric, to the Truman family!