Canadian Brass Member Caleb Hudson is CSU’s New Trumpet Professor

In fall 2016, Caleb Hudson, trumpet artist of the Canadian Brass, will join the music faculty at Colorado State University as the assistant professor of trumpet. In this role, he will teach, recruit, maintain an undergraduate and graduate studio, and continue an active performing career, both outside of the University and within the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

“The addition of Caleb Hudson, one of the finest trumpet players of his generation, to the School enhances an already strong brass faculty, making CSU one of the premier institutions for brass study in the United States,” said Dan Goble, director of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Caleb Hudson
As part of an exclusive agreement between the Conn-Selmer Corporation and Canadian Brass, Caleb performs on 24-karat gold-plated Bach trumpets.


Caleb Hudson is the newest member of the Canadian Brass, having graduated from the Juilliard School with both a Bachelor and Master of Music degree. Acclaimed by the New York Times as ‘brilliantly stylish,” Caleb made his solo debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.

Caleb has performed as a soloist around the world, most recently with the Israel Philharmonic in Tel Aviv. Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to appearing with rock band Vampire Weekend on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other recent solo engagements include the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn Festival, University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, University of Scranton, and a solo recital at the University of Georgia that was broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today.

Caleb won first place at the National Trumpet Competition multiple times, and performed with pianist Vladimir Feltsman at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as the New York City Ballet, New World Symphony, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and New York Trumpet Ensemble. An avid baroque musician, Caleb also performs with notable early music ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, The American Classical Orchestra, Concert Royal, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble ACJW, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes arts advocacy, community outreach, and music education.

In addition to performing in Canadian Brass all year for thousands of fans around the world, Caleb has a passion for writing music, especially for the group. His arrangements and compositions have been published and featured on two albums, Canadian Brass: Perfect Landing and Canadian Brass: Great Wall of China. In 2015, his original composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass and Percussion.

As part of an exclusive agreement between the Conn-Selmer Corporation and Canadian Brass, Caleb performs on 24-karat gold-plated Bach trumpets.


Dedicated to its land-grant heritage, the music faculty at Colorado State University are committed to promoting music and pedagogy of the highest quality, serving music education through actions that benefit the students, teachers, and citizens of Colorado.

At CSU, brass students study extensively with their professor and instrumental studios work in a competitive, yet friendly environment, allowing for great musical growth. In combined studio classes, students work with other professors, allowing for an experience of breadth, as well as depth. Renowned guest artist visits provide exposure to professionals as an avenue for a diverse and comprehensive education. Many additional opportunities are available, fostering the development of well-rounded students, world-class performers, and successful teachers. Read more.

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