Kent Foss is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral, and commercial trumpet player based out of Durham, North Carolina. Kent has appeared as a soloist in the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Canada, and in many locations throughout the United States. Enjoying an active freelance schedule across the Triangle Region of North Carolina, Kent frequently performs with the North Carolina Symphony and has performed as principal trumpet of the Durham Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Philharmonic, and many other well-known area ensembles. Other recent professional experience includes performing with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Arizona Orchestra, and the Arizona Broadway Theatre.


Kent Foss serves as Adjunct Professor of Music at Campbell University where he strives to create a comprehensive performing and learning experience for members of the trumpet studio. Kent holds the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Arizona State University where he worked as a graduate teaching assistant under Regents' Professor David R. Hickman. He earned his Bachelors of Music Education degree from South Dakota State University. Prior to teaching at Campbell University, Dr. Foss taught at the music department and directed the trumpet studio at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona. Kent Foss's most recent scholarly activities have been published by the International Trumpet Guild Journal and Hickman Music Editions.

Kent Foss also maintains a successful private teaching studio with students of all ages. Adult students of Dr. Foss are successful in a wide variety of amateur and semi-professional ensembles including the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra, Sun City Pops Orchestra, Salt River Brass Band, Triangle Brass Band, and the Chapel Hill Philharmonia. Dr. Foss's younger students are regularly selected to participate in honor bands and all-state festivals, have gone on to study at well-known collegiate music programs, and been accepted to the internationally known Interlochen Center for the Arts.






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