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About Dr. Donny Albrecht D.M.A.

Donny Albrecht
Dr. Donny Albrecht D.M.A.
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Alexandria, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet
Education: D.M.A. Music Performance M.M. Jazz Studies B.M. Music Performance
Performance Experience: Dr. Albrecht has had the privilege of performing as principal trumpet of the Champaign Symphony, Urbana Pops Orchestra, Davis Choral Symphony, Oakland Choral Symphony, and others. Dr. Albrecht has performed alongside members of the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Boston Brass, Maynard Ferguson's band, Count Basie Orchestra, the Tonight Show Band, Tito Puente's band, the Afro Cuban All Stars, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts, and others.
Teaching Experience: Dr. Albrecht has held teaching positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as a teaching assistant, Vacaville Christian School, Centennial High School, Crowley High School, Reeder Music Academy, Frisco School of Music, and many others. Dr. Albrecht's students have gone on to have many careers as professional musicians and attend many colleges and universities.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe in the power of music to break down barriers and connect people from varied backgrounds. As an educator, I take the role of mentor very seriously. Guiding each student on their musical journey is a humbling and fulfilling endeavor, and this role motivates me to improve and adapt my teaching to students' needs continually. I constantly seek opportunities to connect with others through music, and never is that experience more fulfilling than in my teaching.

Get to know Dr. Donny Albrecht D.M.A.

Dr. Donny Albrecht enjoys an active career balancing his love of teaching and performing as a classical and jazz musician. Dr. Albrecht has held teaching positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as a teaching assistant, Vacaville Christian School, Centennial High School, Crowley High School, Reeder Music Academy, Frisco School of Music, and many others. Dr. Albrecht's students have gone on to have many careers as professional musicians and attend many colleges and universities like Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music, University of North Texas, Butler School of Music, to name a few. 

 

Dr. Albrecht has had the privilege of performing as principal trumpet of the Champaign Symphony, Urbana Pops Orchestra, Davis Choral Symphony, Oakland Choral Symphony, and others. Dr. Albrecht has performed alongside members of the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Boston Brass, Maynard Ferguson's band, Count Basie Orchestra, the Tonight Show Band, Tito Puente's band, the Afro Cuban All Stars, Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts, and others. 

 

Dr. Albrecht is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, he studied with Charlie Lewis, Lin Biviano, and Tiger Okoshi. Upon leaving Berklee, Dr. Albrecht moved to study with Jay Saunders at the University of North Texas. Dr. Albrecht continued his musical studies in New York City at the Aaron Copland School of Music under Michael Philip Mossman. Upon graduating with his Master's in Music from Aaron Copland School of Music, he would earn his Doctoral Music degree at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. While at the University of Illinois, Dr. Albrecht performed as principal trumpet in the Urbana Pops Orchestra and Champaign Symphony for two seasons. Dr. Albrecht played lead trumpet in the Concert Jazz Band from 2016 to 2018 and was featured at the 2018 Jazz Education Network conference. Dr. Albrecht played lead trumpet in the Latin Jazz Ensemble from 2016 to 2018 and was featured in the 2016,2017 and 2018 Notre Dame Latin Jazz Festival. Dr. Albrecht was the principal trumpet and a featured soloist in the University of Illinois Trumpet Ensemble. While a member they were selected as semifinalists in the 2018 National Trumpet Competition. Dr. Albrecht's dissertation entitled: Lead Trumpet Style: A stylistic Analysis of Modern Lead Trumpet Playing through the Examination of Five Prominent Lead Trumpet Players features the stylistic analysis and interviews of Wayne Bergeron, Tanya Darby, Jon Faddis, Tony Kadleck, and Bobby Shew. 

Dr. Albrecht has continued his career in the DMV area, freelancing both as a performer and educator. Dr. Albrecht is the Director of Jazz at Immanuel Christian School and provides numerous clinics to high schools and colleges in the area.  

Dr. Donny Albrecht D.M.A. teaches at:
4664 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
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