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Kevin Hartman

  • Head of School, Peck School of the Arts
  • Professor, Trumpet


MM, Trumpet Performance, Northwestern University
BM, Trumpet Performance, UW-Whitewater


Prior to his appointment as Interim Dean of the Peck School of the Arts, Kevin Hartman was the Professor of Trumpet in the Department of Music and maintained a very active performance schedule in addition to his teaching duties. He performed frequently with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and has played on numerous concerts, recordings and tours with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, including two Grammy winning recordings. Conductors he has worked for include Sir Georg Solti, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, and many others. He served as Principal Trumpet with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, and served as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra. He performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, was a member of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, and was a member of the Chicago Brass Quintet.  He is a founding member of the Asbury Brass Quintet, winners of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. On the commercial side, he spent countless hours in the theater pits of Chicago during runs of Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, Showboat, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady, and has performed with Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Celine Dion, Peter Cetera, The Who, Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder, Billy Idol, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Enrique Eglasias, Dennis DeYoung, Yes, the Temptations, the Manhattan Transfer, Emmylou Harris, Lou Rawls, and many others.