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Jan 20, 2017

Episode 37: Lasting Change for Trumpeters-A Conversation with Luis Loubriel

Luis E. Loubriel is a performer, teacher, researcher, and writer who specializes on brass performance and pedagogy.

He joined the American Federation of Musicians at age 16 to perform with the Puerto Rico Philharmonic and the Casals Festival Orchestra.

He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in trumpet performance at Northwestern University where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz and Luther Didrickson (concurrent with private studies with William Scarlett and Armando Ghitalla). 

He was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis--where he studied with David Baldwin; Manny Laureano; and Gary Bordner--and a ICEOP Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign--where he studied with Ray Sasaki; Michael Ewald; and Ronald Romm.

Loubriel has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra; the Canadian Brass Quintet; the Artie Shaw Orchestra; and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra among others.

As a music producer, Loubriel served as assistant producer/programmer and recording engineer at WFMT Radio in Chicago--where he worked on the Studs Terkel Program with Studs Terkel and guests such as Jean Pierre Rampal; Ludwig Guttler; Maya Angelou; Toni Morrison; and Charlie Rose.

Loubriel co-produced the Jazz Image--a live radio show hosted by Leigh Kamman at Minnesota Public Radio--where he worked with artists such as Sonny Rollins; Jean Toots Thielemans; and Dr. Billy Taylor.

He published Lasting Change for Trumpeters with Scholar Publications in 2005; Back to Basics for Trumpeters in 2009; and wrote several articles with the International Trumpet Guild; the Forum on Public Policy; and the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice.

He is currently Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Benedictine University.