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Vern Sielert, D.M.A.

Vern Sielert

Associate Professor, Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies

223 Ridenbaugh
(208) 885-4955
Mailing Address
Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Vern Sielert
  • D.M.A., Trumpet Performance, University of Illinois, 2005
  • M.Mus., Jazz Studies, University of North Texas, 1993
  • B.Mus., Jazz Studies & Music Education, University of North Texas, 1990
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Vern Sielert is assistant professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the University of Idaho. From 2001-2006 he was Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Washington, and he has also served on the faculties of Baylor University, Illinois State University and Millikin University. Sielert has also directed jazz ensembles at Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois. He holds BM degrees in jazz studies and music education, a MM degree in jazz studies from the University of North Texas and a DMA in trumpet performance from the University of Illinois.

Sielert has been a student of Jack Adams, Keith Johnson, Don Jacoby, Michael Ewald and Ray Sasaki. He has performed with artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Freddie Hubbard, The Spinners, The O’Jays, Bobby Shew, Don Lanphere, Gerald Wilson and Ralph Carmichael, and in such diverse settings as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Walt Disney World. Sielert was also a member of the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band, which has recorded several of his compositions and arrangements.

Sielert maintains an active performing schedule with groups such as the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Jay Thomas Big Band. He can be heard on recent recordings by Kelly Wright, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra and Phil Kelly’s Northwest Prevailing Winds. Sielert is also an active clinician and adjudicator, and he has appeared at schools and jazz festivals throughout the US and at conferences of the Washington Music Educators, MENC Northwest Division and the International Association for Jazz Education.

His jazz trumpet solo transcriptions have appeared regularly in the Journal of the International Trumpet Guild since 1998, and he was host of the 2005 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition at the University of Washington.

  • Jazz
  • Trumpet

Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: (208) 885-6231

Fax: (208) 885-7254


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