Home for The Forge, the Grace String Quartet, and the Indy Ceremonial Trumpets. Since 1994, Powell Music has continually provided the finest musicians to clients ranging from weddings, churches, recording sessions, corporate events, university functions, and full concert events. We provide full-service musician contracting and management.

Larry Powell - Full C.V.

Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Doctor of Arts, Trumpet Performance – commenced coursework in 2011

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Master of Music, Trumpet Performance – diploma awarded May 2001

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Bachelor of Science, All-Grade Vocal & Instrumental Music Education – diploma awarded May 1993




University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN - 2006-Present

§  Brass Faculty/Trumpet Applied Trumpet Lessons Instructor
§  UIndy Brass Quintet (student quintet) Coach
§  UIndy Trumpet Ensemble (student and faculty ensemble) - Founder and Coach
§  Brass Techniques - Co-Instructor
§  Trumpet Pedagogy and Literature – Co-Instructor
§  Brass Performance Discipline Master Class - Co-Instructor

§  Eastman Music/Eastman Trumpets Performing Artist and Clinician, 2015-Present
§  Hammond Design Trumpet Mouthpieces Performing Artist, 2013-Present

The Forge (formerly Masterworks 6), Indianapolis, IN, 2014-Present
§  Musical Director and Trumpet - A national touring brass and percussion group with an advanced educational component. Represented exclusively by Dow Artists.

 Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro, KY, 2003-Present §  Principal Trumpet

 Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Marion, IN, 2008-Present §  Principal Trumpet

 Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Anderson, IN, 2009-Present §  Principal Trumpet

 University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2006-Present

§  UIndy Faculty Brass Quintet - Founder and Member

§  UIndy Trumpet Ensemble –Founder and Member

Showband Musician for Cunard and P&O Cruises (Carnival UK), England 2015-present

§  Lead Trumpet in the Royal Court Theater Orchestra on the Queen Mary 2 (Cunard)

§  Lead Trumpet in the Oceana Orchestra on the Oceana (P&O)

§  Lead Trumpet in the Arcadia Orchestra on the Arcadia (P&O)

 Bay Street Brassworks, Indianapolis, IN, 2012-2013 §  Trumpet – National touring brass group

 Gala Concert, University of Indianapolis, Fall 2015

§  Vivaldi, Gloria with Maestro Raymond Leppard

 Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Fall 2015§  Shostakovich, Concerto for Trumpet and Piano

 Guest Artist Recital, God’s Bible College, Cincinnati, OH -Fall 2014


Solo Recital Tour, Spring 2013§  University of Indianapolis

§  Butler University

§  Anderson University


Faculty Artist Recital, University of Indianapolis - Fall 2012

§  Manfredini, Concerto for 2 Trumpets, with Vu Nguyen, trumpet


Guest Artist Recital, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Fall 2012

 Solo Recital Tour, presented with Mark Degoti, Auburn University faculty, Fall 2012

§  Ball State University, recital and masterclass

§  University of Indianapolis, recital

§  Butler University, recital and masterclass

§  Ten West Center for the Arts, masterclass

§  Eastern Kentucky University, recital and masterclass

 Solo Recital Tour, Spring 2012

§  University of Indianapolis

§  Ball State University, as a degree requirement

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Spring 2012

§  Copland, Quiet City, with Crystal Barrett, English Horn

Graduate Concerto Competition Winner’s Concert, Ball State University, March 2012

§  F.J. Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet, performed and conducted the orchestra.

 Guest Soloist, University of Indianapolis Symphonic Wind Ensemble, March 2011

§  Levy, Grand Russian Fantasia

 Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, December 2010

§  Handel, The Trumpet Shall Sound (as part of the complete performance of Messiah)

 Faculty Artist Recital, University of Indianapolis, November 2008

§  Poulenc, Trio for Brass, with Darin Sorley, horn and Blake Schlabach, trombone

 Faculty Artist Recital, University of Indianapoli, November 2008          

§  Tartini, Concerto in D

 Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, December 2007

§  Manfredini, Concerto for 2 Trumpets, with Tim Smith

 Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, March 2007

§  Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

 Guest Soloist, Center Grove High School Wind Ensemble, April 2007

§  F.J. Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet

 Guest Artist Recital, Kentucky Wesleyan College, November 2007

 Guest Soloist, University of Indianapolis Symphony Wind Ensemble, March 2007

§  Clarke, The Debutante

 Owensboro Symphony Orchestra - December 2006

§  Copland, Quiet City,  with Crystal Barrett



Powell Music, Indianapolis, IN, 1993-Present

§  Owner, Manager, Musician – I maintain a clientele of churches, schools, and corporations that book musicians for a variety of events. I contract musicians and manage them from hire through the event, including payroll, rehearsal, and all information management regarding each event.


Church at the Crossing, Indianapolis, IN, 1999-2006

§  Instrumental Ministry Assistant – I managed a roster of volunteer musicians including scheduling and rehearsing them for weekly services. I also managed an annual instrumental budget of $8000 for outside hires.


United States Air Force, Headquarters, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., 1987-1990

§  Administrative Specialist – I was support for a directorate of military and civilian personnel of just over 300 people. I also managed an annual supply budget of $250,000 for our directorate. I was chosen to be stationed at the Pentagon since I was at the top of my technical school class.



Ball State University, Doctoral Coursework, 2011-2012

§  Full Teaching/Performance Assistantship

§  Sergei Nakariakov trumpet masterclass participant.

§  Winner of the Graduate Solo Competition, performed and conducted the 1st & 2nd movements of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra



§  Winner, Lead Trumpet, ProShip Music Agency, 2015

§  Runner-up, Dallas Brass, 2011

§  Winner, Principal Trumpet, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, 2009

§  Semi-finalist, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, 2008

§  Winner, Principal Trumpet, Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, 2007

§  Winner, Principal Trumpet, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, 2003



§  Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Principal, 2003-Present

§  Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Principal, 2008-Present

§  Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal, 2008-Present

§  Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Section & Assistant Principal sub, 2005-Present

§  Fort Wayne Philharmonic, sub, including Assistant Principal, 2000-Present

§  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Section sub, 2002-Present

§  South Bend Symphony Orchestra, 1st Call Principal sub, 2010-Present

§  Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal sub, 2003-Present             

§  Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green, Principal sub and Section sub, 2007-Present

§  Waukesha Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal, Fall 2009


MAJOR INSTRUCTORS               

§  Roger Ingram, 2012-Present

§  Vincent DiMartino, University of Kentucky, 1984-1986

§  George Weimer, University of Indianapolis, 1991-1993

§  Marvin C. Perry, II, Butler University, 1993-1996

§  Dan Gosling, Butler University, 1994

§  Jared Rodin, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 2003-2014

§  Bob Wood, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 2008-2014

§  Paul Everett, Ball State University, 2011-2012



Anderson Symphony Orchestra, 2009-2015

Personnel Manager


Indianapolis Symphony Arts Everyday Program, 2002-2008

Owensboro Symphony Musicians In The Schools Program, 2005-present

Owensboro Symphony Player’s Committee, 2003-2011

Session Musician

§  Aire Born Studios, Indianapolis, IN, 1999-Present

§  Lodge Studios, Indianapolis, IN, 1999-Present

§  Gaither Studios, Alexandria, IN, 1999-Present

§  Sweetwater Studios, Fort Wayne, IN, 2010-Present


Performances with Major Artists and Conductors
Artists:Wayne Newton, Sandy Patti, Bill & Gloria Gaither, Leann Rimes, Twila Paris, James Galway, Andre Watts, Dennis DeYoung, Beach Boys, Allen Vizzutti ,Amy Grant ,Ronnie Milsap, Peter Frampton, William Warfield, Jacque Scott, et al.

§  Raymond Leppard, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

§  Mario Venzago, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

§  Jack Everly, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

§  Eric Kunzel, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

§  Larry Rachleff, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

§  Kirk Trevor, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

§  Jim Caraher, Indianapolis Opera

§  Arnald Gabriel, Col. USAF, retired, George Mason Symphony Orchestra






§  American Federation of Musicians, Local 3, Indianapolis Musicians, 1999-Present

§  International Trumpet Guild, 1993-Present

§  National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), 2013-Present



Development of a curriculum for beginning trumpeters that focuses on sound before sight.