Michael Blutman

Michael Blutman
Michael Blutman

MICHAEL BLUTMAN enjoys a diverse career as a trumpeter and music educator. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the University of Maryland, some of his performing and recording credits include Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, the National, Albany, New Haven, Harrisburg, Hartford, and American Symphonies; Sting; Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; American Ballet Theater; David Parsons Dance Company; Jonathan Batiste Jazz Band; Westminster Choir; Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera; Leon Petruzzi Jazz Orchestra; David Bowie’s band; and many others. Some of Blutman's trumpet instructors include Chris Gekker, Mark Gould, Steven Hendrickson, and William Vacchiano.

Also an educator, Blutman’s music teaching credits include Five Towns College, Ithaca College (sabbatical assistant professor), East Meadow’s Fusing Culture and Curriculum program (coordinator and teaching artist), Nassau-Suffolk Performing Arts (artist-in-residence), Usdan Center for the Arts (trumpet and chamber music instructor), and the American Symphony Orchestra (former education manager). He is also a clinician for colleges, primary, and secondary schools, maintains a private trumpet studio, and is a published music education author (featured articles in NYSSMA’s School Music News and the International Trumpet Guild’s ITG Youth website).

Blutman and his brother co-founded the music education publishing company, Pinnacle Music Press, and are co-authors of its Festival Sight Reading series.

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