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Jan 26, 2017

Lips of Steel: A Conversation with David Baldwin

David Baldwin is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis. He conducts the University Brass Choir, an 18-member ensemble which has several recordings to its credit. He is an active soloist, ensemble player, composer, arranger and teacher. He has over 100 arrangements and compositions published by G. Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Theodore Presser and others. 

Baldwin also serves as leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet. This group has recorded nine CDs, including two of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, two All-American albums, two Christmas CDs and Music for Al's Breakfast, four original Baldwin compositions. 

Dr. Baldwin received a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and MM, MMA, and DMA degrees from Yale University. From 1969-71 Baldwin was a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York. He is also founding Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild. 

His teachers include Robert Nagel, Raymond Crisara, William Vacchiano, Bernard Adelstein, Charles Gorham and Eric Duro. In Minnesota, he has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul.

He is the founder and leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet, which has been active since 1976. He is a frequent soloist and recitalist at the University of Minnesota, and across the Twin Cities. David has performed many times with the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

Dr. Baldwin lives in St. Paul with his wife, Dr. Christine Baldwin, a clinical psychologist. He is an active calligrapher and has had many sponsored shows of his artwork.