Raymond Burkhart educator


University and College Employment

Currently   College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA
    Symphonic Band Conductor, Music History
2005 – present   Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
    Instructor of Trumpet and Natural Trumpet
2002 – present   Pomona College, Claremont, CA
    Instructor of Trumpet; Pomona College Orchestra
    Conductor (Spring 2009); Musicianship;
    Brass Chamber Music
1993 – 2006   Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
    Jazz Band Director; Instructor of Trumpet
1990 – 2003   Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
    Chamber Opera Conductor; Instructor of Trumpet;
    Swing Band Director; Brass Ensemble Director;
    Music Lab Coordinator; Harmony; Musicianship;
    Tuba Ensemble
1986 – 1995   Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
    Jazz Ensemble Director; Collegium Musicum Director;
    Brass Ensemble Director; Pep Band Director
1985 – present   Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music
    Workshop, Arcata, CA
    Coach; Lecturer; Faculty Ensemble

Artist in Residence

April 2004   Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
    Trumpet Soloist with Wind Ensemble; Wind Ensemble
    Guest Conductor; Brass Chamber Music Coach;
    Composers' Seminar; Private Instruction

Master Classes

January 2006   University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Baroque Trumpet
October 2004   California State University, Northridge
    Northridge, CA
    Modern Trumpets

Guest Conductor and Clinician

June 2014   Banda Musicale Città di Staffolo (Italy)
June 2010   California State Polytechnic State University
    Pomona, CA
    Guest Conductor, Jazz Band
May 2007   Caltech/Occidental College Concert Band
    Los Angeles, CA
    Guest Conductor
April 2007   Claremont Graduate University Collegium Musicum
    Claremont, CA
April 2004   Linfield College Wind Ensemble, McMinnville, OR
    Guest Conductor
March 2004   Otterbein College Concert Band, Westerville, OH
    Guest Conductor
2004 – 2007   Occidental College Jazz Band, Los Angeles, CA
1986   Caltech Concert Band, Pasadena, CA
    Guest Conductor

AY IS CURRENTLY Instructor of Music History at College of the Canyons, Instructor of Trumpet at Pomona College, and Instructor of Trumpet and Natural Trumpet at Claremont Graduate University. He formerly taught for more than ten years each at Occidental College, Pasadena City College, and Glendale College, garnering particular notice for his successful big bands at each institution and for the Chamber Opera program at Pasadena City College.

Ray has presented master classes in colleges and universities in Southern California, Oregon, and Iowa. He has taught brass chamber music, harmony, and musicianship and served in sabbatical substitute positions at Occidental College and Pomona College.

He also taught classes in harmony, musicianship, and brass chamber music at Pasadena City College and led the Collegium Musicum at Occidental College. He has presented master classes in modern trumpet, natural trumpet, and composition. In addition to his work with the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, the Glendale Youth Honors Orchestra, and the Verdugo Youth Orchestra, Ray has performed in school concerts for many years, both in professional brass quintets and as part of a volunteer trumpet/piano duo.

His private studio has included trumpet students in elementary, middle, and high schools up to college students and adults – ranging from beginners to professionals.


2007   National Trumpet Competition, Historical Division,
    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Professional Organizations and Honorary Societies

2005 – present   College Music Society Member
1988 – 1995   International Association of Jazz Educators
    College Music Society
    Pi Kappa Lambda

Administrative Experience and Service

2007   Pomona College
    Commencement Music Committee
2004 – 2006   College Music Society
    Glendale College Campus Representative
2003   Pomona College
    Presidential Inauguration Committee
1997 – 2000   International Trumpet Guild
    Membership Committee
1990 – 2000   Pasadena City College
    Committee member: Adjunct Faculty Salaries;
    Music Theory Sequence Review; Click-track
    Implementation; and Music Library Cataloguing

School Concerts

Volunteer elementary school talks and concerts: dozens since 1979


California Community College Life Credential, Music