May 4, 2017
Episode 50: Creating Aural Images-A Conversation with Kurt Gorman
Kurt Gorman, D.M.A., Professor of Music, joined music faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2004. He directs the UTM Big Band and Small Jazz Group and teaches applied trumpet. Prior to his appointment, Gorman served as the Principal Trumpet of Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes, in Culiacan, Mexico.
Dr. Gorman holds the position of Principal Trumpet of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the UTM Faculty Brass Quintet. He is an active member of the International Trumpet Guild and appeared as a soloist at ITG Conferences in 2009 and 2012. Dr. Gorman commissioned and premiered the Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 45 by the renowned composer Easley Blackwood, as well as the Sonata for Trumpet by hornist, composer and long-time friend, Wayne Lu. Dr. Gorman’s primary scholarly interest is chamber music. He was awarded a Reagan Leave for spring 2015 to continue research on his doctoral dissertation entitled, “The Trumpet in Mixed Chamber Music of the Twentieth Century.” Dr. Gorman is Vice President and editor of Veritas Musica Publishing.
Dr. Gorman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Chicago and graduate degrees in performance from the University of North Texas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has studied privately with Keith Johnson, Keith Benjamin, Jeff Curnow, John Holt, and Guy Victor Bordo.