a two-week intensive experience this summer

New England Virtual Trumpet Seminar

training trumpeters to teach themselves

New England Virtual Trumpet Seminar

July 19 – July 30, 2021

Enjoy masterclasses, lessons, and more taught by some of the world’s finest trumpeters from the comfort of your home

Wiff Rudd

Mary Elizabeth Bowden

Gábor Tarkövi

Chris Martin

Michelle Baker

Kevin Finamore

Elmer Churampi

Adam Luftman

Session schedule includes:

  • 2 Private lessons with NEVTS faulty

  • 14 Masterclasses

  • 4 Trumpet Chats

  • 2 Symphony Stage Sessions and Recording

  • 2 Practice Window Coachings

  • 6 Warm Up Sessions

  • All participants will record a part alongside guest artists and NEVTS faculty in a Trumpet Ensemble video

New England Virtual Trumpet Seminar provides more information than you will get from any in-person summer festival, plus cutting-edge technological resources we’ve created just for this experience.

Participants will play and interact with guest artists & faculty


Auditors are welcome to view all live zoom events


    Studying with Ben was one of the best things that happened to me for my trumpet playing… Hearing Ben, not only in lessons, but on stage with the BSO every week, was enormously beneficial for my later success. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my time studying with him.

    Travis Peterson

    Principal Trumpet

    The Utah Symphony


    Ben’s teaching made me see the importance of playing longer lines and being more organized. Hearing him in person and in the orchestra was always inspiring. My playing wouldn’t be where it is today if I hadn’t studied with him.

    Elmer Churampi

    Dallas Symphony and NEC BM '18

    “Ben has been an incredible mentor and teacher for me, and I can’t thank him enough for all the invaluable lessons he has given me in music and beyond…. The perspective he provided was just the right push at just the right time to allow me to be happy and successful here and now.

    Chris Boulais

    MM New England Conservatory

    Ben’s approach of singing to save chop time and focus on the music was really beneficial to me. His focus on being mentally and physically balanced was one of the keys to my success in winning auditions. Years after I studied with Ben, he was a pillar of support when I needed his it most – his advice helped me bounce back from a challenging time in my career and move forward.

    Mike Myers

    Trumpet, The Seattle Symphony