Barbara Hull is Assistant Professor-in-Residence of studio trumpet and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in trumpet performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with James Thompson and was assistant conductor of the Eastman Brass Guild. She earned her Masters Degree at Eastman in the studio of Charles Geyer. She is a recipient of the Eastman Performer's Certificate, and, as winner of Eastman's Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Concerto Competition, performed as soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble under Donald Hunsberger. Barbara also served as principal trumpet of the Eastman Wind Ensemble during collaboration between the EWE and the Canadian Brass. The CD for that project, Manhattan Music, was released in 2008.
Before joining the faculty at UNLV she lived in Rochester, NY where she taught applied trumpet and brass at Nazareth College and performed with Symphoria (formerly the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra). She also played regularly with the Skaneateles Summer Music Festival, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and the Rochester Oratorio Society. Dr. Hull also teaches trumpet and music theory each summer at the Csehy Summer School of Music, which is held at Houghton College in Houghton, NY.
Dr. Hull was Principal Trumpet with the Albany Symphony Orchestra from 1995-1998, recording with the orchestra under the Decca and Albany Records labels. She played with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra from 2000-2003. While living in Albuquerque, she also performed regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and Opera Southwest. She has also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Hull is principal trumpet with Ensemble Monterey and has performed with the Modesto Symphony, Fremont Symphony and the Grass Valley Music Festival. More information can be found on her website: barbarahulltrumpet.com
Dr. Hull is a Yamaha Performing Artist.