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Trumpet Studies - Study Music at Northwest!

Welcome to the Northwest Trumpet Studio! Our mission is to be a valuable resource for trumpet players. Check out the free trumpet recordings on the right. For more information about trumpet playing and music study at Northwest Missouri State University, visit the Music Department page.

So you want to study music after high-school?  There are some things you (and your parents) should know about Northwest Missouri State University:

  • Northwest is a fantastic school for future music educators.  Our B.M.E. graduates teach instrumental, vocal, string, and elementary music at first-rate schools throughout the midwest. We also offer a Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.) degree.
  • Trumpet students at Northwest have the opportunity to perform in concert bands, orchestra, jazz ensembles and athletics bands. Applied trumpet students take weekly lessons, in which all aspects of trumpet playing are addressed. Trumpet students perform for student recitals, senior recitals, and competitions both on and off campus. 
  • We offer competitive music performance scholarships to qualified students, regardless of major. These are in addition to academic awards and federal financial aid.
  • Northwest offers financial benefits beyond scholarships as well. All of our ensembles are available for "Activity Credit" (no tuition cost); the Northwest textbook rental program can save students between $800 and $1,000 per year.

We highly recommend that prospective students visit campus during a school day to take an official campus tour, sit with ensembles and classes, and take a free trumpet lesson. This is really the best way to get a feel for the students, faculty and character of the campus.

For more information, visit Northwest Admissions to apply to our fine university. Learn more about Music performance scholarship information online.  For specific information about trumpet study at Northwest, contact Dr. William Richardson at 660.562.1316 or

Dr. Richardson's Trumpet Recordings (Ellen Sommer, Piano)