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Free Trumpet Boot Camp with Dr. David Baldwin and Charles Lazarus

The Schmitt Music Trumpet Shop proudly presents a great day of clinics and performances led by Dr. David Baldwin and Charles Lazarus! Please join us at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center for “Trumpet Boot Camp” on Saturday, November 3 from 10AM to 5PM!


  • Trumpet ensemble rehearsal and performance
  • Individual coaching for all attendees
  • Trumpet fundamentals
  • How and what to practice
  • Conquering pre-performance nerves
  • How to pick the right equipment for you
  • How to practice and perform many different styles of music
  • How to prepare for auditions and much more!


  • Saturday, November 3 | 10AM to 5PM



  • Trumpet Boot Camp is geared toward middle school to high school students, but is open to all ages and abilities.
  • Click here to RSVP!

Please Note: Lunch is not provided; attendees may bring a bag lunch; a lunch hour will also allow for travel to local establishments; local delivery options include Jimmy Johns and Chipotle.

Questions? Please contact Trumpet Shop Manager, Dr. Ben Alle, for event details: call 763-566-4560 or email

David Baldwin, trumpetDavid Baldwin is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis. He conducts the University Brass Choir, an 18-member ensemble which has several recordings to its credit. He is an active soloist, ensemble player, composer, arranger and teacher. He has over 100 arrangements and compositions published by G. Schirmer, Shawnee Press, Theodore Presser and others. Baldwin also serves as leader of the Summit Hill Brass Quintet. This group has eight CDs to their credit including Music for Al’s Breakfast, four original Baldwin compositions; and American as Apple Pie, a lively collection of all-American music.

Dr. Baldwin received a Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and MM, MMA, and DMA degrees from Yale University. From 1969-71 Baldwin was a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, New York. He is also founding Secretary and a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild. Dr. Baldwin’s teachers include Robert Nagel, Raymond Crisara, William Vacchiano, Bernard Adelstein, Charles Gorham and Eric Duro. In Minnesota, he has performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul. Baldwin received the International Trumpet Guild’s Award of Merit on May 24, 2014 at Valley Forge, PA.

Dr. Baldwin lives in St. Paul with his wife, Dr. Christine Baldwin, a clinical psychologist. He is an active calligrapher and has had many sponsored shows of his artwork. CLICK HERE to learn more on the University of Minnesota website.

Charles Lazarus, trumpetTrumpeter Charles Lazarus is a multi-faceted performer who has charted a unique course over his career including tenures in several of the best-known brass ensembles in the world, including Canadian Brass, Dallas Brass, Meridian Arts Ensemble, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

As a soloist, composer and bandleader, Lazarus has created three original crossover orchestral shows featuring him as soloist with his jazz ensemble: “A Night in the Tropics,” “American Riffs,” and “Fly Me to the Moon”. On “Merry & Bright,” his program of fresh takes on holiday favorites, Charles is joined by vocalists and an all-brass big band.

In 2015, Lazarus premiered Steve Heitzeg’s concerto “American Nomad,” commissioned by Paul Grangaard. His composition “A Perfect Square,” paired with Michael Hall’s book of the same name, was recently made into a children’s animated short film.

Lazarus made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York String Orchestra at the age of 19 while still a student at The Juilliard School in New York. Since then, he has soloed with dozens of orchestras and ensembles throughout North America and has performed and taught master classes in every U.S. state, Canada, South America and throughout Europe and Asia. He’s been a member of several of the best-known brass ensembles in the world, including Canadian Brass, Dallas Brass and Meridian Arts Ensemble, and has performed with Empire Brass, London Brass and the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass. Rounding out this eclectic experience, he has also performed his original compositions at the Montreal and Ottawa international jazz festivals, opened for Tony Bennett, and performed with Barry White and Joe Williams. Lazarus’s four solo recordings, Solo Settings, Zabava, Merry & Bright, and Lovejoy showcase his wide-ranging talent and feature collaborations with diverse composers, arrangers and performers.

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