Professor of Music (Trumpet)
Music Addition, MA153
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, University of Louisville, 1980
John Rommel was principal trumpet of the Louisville Orchestra (1988-1996) and has performed throughout the United States, France, and Germany. His numerous solo performances include recent performances of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and David Gillingham's When Speaks the Signal Trumpet Tone.
He has recorded more than 30 compositions with the Louisville Orchestra by many of the leading composers of the twentieth century. His chamber music experience includes performances with Summit Brass, Saint Louis Brass Quintet, and the Nashville Contemporary Brass Quintet (1980-1988).
Mr. Rommel has extensive commercial recording experience in Indianapolis and in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a clinician for the Vincent Bach Corporation, a division of the Selmer Company, and was a student of William Adam, Louis Davidson, and Leon Rapier. He undertook additional studies with Vincent Cichowicz and William Scarlett.