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Summer Trumpet Academy Online

Trumpet summer camp for teens



Part of Summer Music Intensive Week!

Join fellow trumpeters in a unique and engaging educational experience at Mason’s Trumpet Academy. Led by Mason School of Music professors and guest faculty, participants will learn different trumpet fundamentals and playing styles through daily masterclasses, group lessons, chamber ensembles, solo performances, and world-class guest artists. Students will strengthen their musicianship and trumpet skills as they prepare for an exciting musical future. Family and friends will enjoy a final student performance on the last day.


Ages:  13 – 18
Dates:  June 15 – 19, 2020
Times:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $425
Location:  Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Welcome, Warm ups, Flute topics
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Trumpet Masterclass
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guest Artist Masterclass
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Topics and Presentations
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Individual Practice Time/one-on-one Check-ins
3:00 pm – 4 pm
Private Lessons
(Private lessons may extend past camp day to accommodate all students)



  • Computer, tablet, or smart phone with internet access and audio/video capabilities

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Kevin Gebo, trumpet lessons
Director/Instructor: Kevin Gebo
Mason School of Music Professor
Read about Dr. Gebo

Kevin Gebo is an internationally performing trumpeter as well as a freelance musician and soloist in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Dr. Gebo frequently travels as a guest performer and clinician to universities and festivals and has been on faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and West Chester University as Adjunct Professor of Trumpet.

He has performed with musicians and ensembles such as Andrea Bocelli, Idina Menzel, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and can be seen frequently performing with the Washington Symphonic Brass, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. His performances have taken him all across the country as well as performances in Canada, Austria, Australia, and Germany. He was the principal trumpet on the Naxos recording of William Bolcom’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience” which won four Grammy awards including “Best Classical Album”.

Some of Dr. Gebo’s most memorable experiences have been performing in the Inaugural Parade for President Barack Obama and for Pope Francis’ Papal Mass during his visit to the United States. Dr. Gebo was invited by Julia Fordham and Paul Reiser to perform as a featured guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on their hit single “UnSung Hero”.

Dr. Gebo received a bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan, a master’s Degree from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and a doctorate degree from The Catholic University of America. Dr. Gebo is currently a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He plays Pickett mouthpieces exclusively and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.




My favorite part of the camp was learning new techniques and meeting new people who play the same instrument as me. – Mason Summer Trumpet Academy 2019 Participant

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“I appreciated the exposure to quality teachers and professionals in music.” – Mason Summer Trumpet Academy 2018 Participant

“I loved the [final] concert on the last day. It was amazing to hear the different groups perform.” – Mason Summer Trumpet Academy 2017 Parent





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