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Dr. Kenneth Trimmins attended and received a Bachelor of Art in Music Education degree from Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia where he experienced formal training in classical and jazz pedagogy.  After graduating from VSU, he joined the United States Air Force Band and served as a musical ambassador around this country and around the world garnering recognition as a jazz and commercial trumpet player and bandleader. Dr. Trimmins received a Master of Music degree from Mercer University in classical trumpet performance prior to retiring from the Air Force. A few months before retiring from the Air Force, he accepted an adjunct teaching position at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia where he taught Applied Trumpet and Music Appreciation classes.  In 2009, he became a doctoral candidate in classical trumpet performance and a graduate assistant at The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, while performing as the adjunct trumpet instructor at Albany State University, Albany Georgia.  Currently, Dr. Trimmins is an Associate Professor of Music and the interim Director of Bands at Albany State University where he currently directs the Marching Rams Show Band and teaches Applied Trumpet, Applied Trombone, Applied Tuba, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, and Instrumental Conducting, Music Appreciation as well as conducts the Albany State University Concert Band, Brass Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble. 

Dr. Trimmins has performed in venues all over the world in front of millions of people and countless millions more via many forms of media. A featured international classical soloist, in June 2011, he performed with the Honduran Philharmonic Orchestra in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and U.S. State Department officials herald his performance as "a great success in our cultural exchange program and enabled us to showcase teamwork at its best."  As a jazz soloist he has performed in numerous jazz venues including (to name just a few) The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Atlanta Montreux Jazz Festival and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In February 2014, Dr. Trimmins, along with his “Classically Jazzed Quartet,”was the featured soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. He also continues to work as freelance musician and contracted performer in multiple music genres.

Dr. Trimmins enjoys sharing his vast experiences and expertise with young musicians and often conducts master classes where he instructs performance techniques in contemporary and classical genres.  Dr. Trimmins plays Fred Powell Custom Trumpets and is a professional artist for Powell Trumpets of Elkhart, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. 

Kenneth Trimmins

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