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Sidney Shuler

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 308-432-6322
Office: Memorial Hall 121


Dr. Sidney Shuler holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from Youngstown State University and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His major teachers include Ronald Romm and Michael Ewald (University of Illinois) and Christoper Krummel of Youngstown State. Most recently, Dr. Shuler has served as principal trumpet of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (IL) and guest principal trumpet of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra (IL). Shuler has also performed with additional orchestras including the Moscow State Radio and Green Bay Symphony Orchestras. As an orchestral and commercial musician, Shuler has performed with Rachel Barton Pine, Mark O'Connor, Lynn Harrell, Mannheim Steamroller, Art Farmer, Byron Stripling, Roger Williams, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In addition, he has also performed under the baton of esteemed conductors James Conlon, Michael Stern, and David Zinman. Adding to his performance credits, Sidney has been heard in solo and chamber performances across the United States as well as abroad in Russia and Spain. Further trumpet studies include sessions with Louis Ranger (New York Philharmonic), Raymond Mase (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra), and Charles Geyer (Chicago Symphony).


DMA - Trumpet Performance and Literatures - University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
MM - Trumpet Performance and Literatures - University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
BME - Youngstown State University (Ohio)

Responsibilities/Work Experience

Wind Symphony
Campus and Community Band
CSC Show Band
Brass Ensemble
Applied Brass Lessons
Instrumental Conducting
Instrumental Music Education Courses

Professional Activities/Awards

Principal Trumpet - Champaign Urbana Symphony Orchestra
Member/Business Mgr. - Aduro Brass Quintet
Music Educator's National Conference (now NAfME)
International Trumpet Guild
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Campus Involvement

Homecoming Committee
Commencement Committee
Athletic Advisory Committee

Research Interests

Orchestral and Chamber Trumpet Resources
Open Source Music Resources


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