Dr. White is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Nebraska, but his talent is more than academic. This accomplished faculty member, lecturer and soloist is an expert performer, earning a name at jazz festivals, clubs, in studio, as a soloist with symphonies and concert bands, and as a recording artist. As a faculty member, lecturer and soloist of the Mile High Jazz Camp since 1990, White's performance experience includes a wide range of idioms. He has appeared as guest soloist with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Mesa Chamber Orchestra, Grand Junction Symphony, Lake Forest Chamber Orchestra, Roaring Fork Jazz Festival, University of Nebraska Faculty Brass Quintet, the University Faculty Jazz Quartet and many other solo appearances and guest clinicians with college jazz bands across the country. A native of Warren, Ohio, White has been playing trumpet since the age of 10. Before his current position at the University of Nebraska, White's first college teaching experience was at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., in 1993 where he taught for two years. White holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Youngstown State University, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado. While in Denver, he was a member of the Aries Brass Quintet-in residence at University of Denver-Lamont School of Music and the Denver Brass. At Lamont he was Instructor of Trumpet and also participated with the Faculty Jazz Quintet. White can be heard on several recordings including performances with the Denver Brass, 'Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue' on Centaur Records, 1997; and 'America, The Golden Dream' on Delos International, 1996. He can also be heard on the Capri Record Label with tenor saxophonist Keith Oxman. White can be heard on two of Oxman's most recent releases - 'Hard Times,' featuring jazz great Joe Bonner and a 1997 release entitled 'Out on Whim'. White released his first CD as a leader, soloist, arranger and composer, a 1999 release entitled 'Ancient Memories,' featuring several original compositions as well as those of jazz legend Thelonious Monk and jazz luminary John McNeil.
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