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Dennis Pedde holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in trumpet performance from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago where he studied with Arnold Jacobs and William Scarlett of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Dennis successfully completed all coursework and all recitals toward the DMA degree at the University of Iowa, where he studied trumpet with David Greenhoe.

Dennis is principal trumpet with the Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra, and the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra. He plays chamber music with the Sunday Evening Brass Quintet, and performs Renaissance music on the cornetto.

Cedar Rapids rocks to Dennis' trumpet in the best Chicago cover band, the Brass Transit Authority.

Dennis maintains a private studio in Iowa City with instruction in trumpet and other brass instuments (baritone, French horn, tuba, and trombone). He is Adjunct Professor of Music at Central College in Pella, and Kirkwood Community College.

Teaching, Research interests

  • Private instruction in:
    • trumpet
    • French horn
    • baritone/euphonium
    • trombone
    • tuba
  • College courses taught:
    • Trumpet performance
    • Trumpet pedagogy
    • Music Theory