Assistant Professor of Music



Stanley Curtis has developed a multi-faceted career as a trumpeter, composer and early music specialist. After studying at the University of Alabama, the Cleveland Institute of Music and in the Netherlands on a Fulbright Scholarship, he received his Doctorate of Music from Indiana University in 2005. He was assistant principal trumpet in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (in Spain) and principal trumpet with the Evansville Philharmonic. He has taught at George Mason University and served as Historic Trumpet Division chair of the National Trumpet Competition. Having recently retired from a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy Band, Colorado State University appointed him as trumpet instructor starting in the fall of 2018. Curtis is a long-time blogger on the Trumpet Journey website (