Dr. Christopher Krummel

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Dr. Christopher Krummel


Dana School of Music & University Theatre

Bliss Hall

phone: (330) 941-1439



Christopher Krummel holds a Bachelor of Music cum laude from Miami University and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His major teachers include University of Illinois professors Ray Sasaki, Michael Ewald and James South, and James Olcott of Miami University. Dr. Krummel has also studied with Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony), Charles Schlueter (Boston Symphony), Marie Speziale (Cincinnati Symphony) and Dr. Daniel D'Addio (1st Place, Geneva International Solo Competition).

Dr. Krummel has held contracted positions with numerous orchestras including the Canton Symphony, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, the Danville Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the Orquesta del Palacio de Mineria and the Middletown Symphony. Additionally, he has performed with Orquesta Sinfonica de Trujillo, the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra, the Wheeling Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, the Springfield Symphony, the Kankakee Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, the Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM, the Orquesta Sinfonica del ISSTE, the Hamilton Symphony, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony. Dr. Krummel was also an active duty military musician and served as first trumpet of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Midwest.

As soloist, Dr. Krummel has been finalist and award winner in solo competitions on the national and international level including the Ellsworth Smith International Solo Competitions in Bad Säckingen, Germany and Tallahassee, Florida. Since being appointed to the faculty, Dr. Krummel has appeared as a soloist with university ensembles 16 times and has performed with large ensembles off campus another 13 times. He has also presented solo recitals on the YSU campus and at the University of Illinois, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Alabama State University, Samford University, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.
As a commercial musician, he has performed in numerous big bands, shows and musicals, having worked with entertainers such as Maureen McGovern, Jose Feliciano, Crystal Gayle, Olivia Newton John, Al Jarreau, the Temptations, Micheal Bolton, Carol Channing, Joel Gray, Shari Lewis and Lambchop, Julius La Rosa, and Frankie Valli; and with groups such as Glass Harp (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members), Three Dog Night, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the Tommmy Dorsey Orchestra. With the Contemporary Chamber Players, Dr. Krummel gave premiere performances of electroacoustic compositions on a tour which included concerts in Seoul and Taejon, South Korea.

Other activities have included performances of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 during the Festival Internacional Bach held in Trujillo, Peru and with the Shepton High School Orchestra in Plano, Texas; appearances with the River City Brass Band and Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band; and a Carnegie Hall performance with the Dana Faculty Brass. Dr. Krummel currently performs as principal trumpet of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra.
Adjunct instructors of trumpet who have taught during Dr. Krummel's tenure include Tom Resnick, John Veneskey, Jack Schantz, Susan Sexton and Heather Zweifel. Prior full-time faculty include Neil Woolworth (1992-1993), Susan Sexton (1986-1992), and Esotto Pelligrini (1963-1987).