Chuck Seipp

Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet


Armstrong, 18A


Faculty Member since 2013

My awareness of the value of discipline and tradition provide the foundation for a strong personal connection and commitment to SU students. In the studio, my goal is to recruit and retain quality students who will eagerly support the philosophy and activities of the SU music department, as well as the community as a whole. My approach in applied lessons is to teach, encourage and guide students to play musically in all styles, while focusing on fundamental elements of sound, flow, time, and technique. Ultimately, my hope is that students will achieve their highest level of musical success, not only as a trumpet player, but more importantly, as a musician who happens to play the trumpet and to pass those skills on to their future students. Exposure to diversity in the life as a musician is essential for students. In addition to applied skills, they need to be open to various ways they can develop all of their musical talents such as performing, teaching, recording, composing or publishing as today's students need to be flexible to explore creative opportunities to support themselves as an entrepreneur.


B.M.E. Kansas University; M.M. The Catholic University; D.M.A. The Catholic University

    Personal Highlights

    I most recently served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Texas Tech University from August 2012 to May 2013 and prior to that, member of The United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own" from Washington, D.C. as Group Leader of the Concert Band and soloist retiring in August of 2012. Outside of my Army musical and leadership experiences, I manage a music publishing company (CJ Seipp Music), primarily publishing my personal arrangements for brass quintet and trumpet and organ allowing me to network with musicians globally at "The Trumpet Wedding Book" and CD recording of my published arrangements has become a staple and reference for organists and trumpet players nationally and internationally. I am an experienced and active freelance performer, soloist, clinician and contractor as well as an established private trumpet studio teacher and stay active as leader of The Commonwealth Brass Quintet. I have had the good fortune to tour and record internationally with world renowned organist, Diane Bish from which those video recordings on her "Joy of Music" programs frequent television broadcast.

    CJ Seipp Music Publications
    Chuck Seipp's arrangements of Brass Quintet music and The Wedding Book for Trumpet and Organ.