Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
Trumpet Artist Buddy Deshler is an ambassador for the transformative powers of the arts, champion of living composers, and agent for change in the instrumental music field. His burgeoning career has taken him around the country, as well as internationally, and has allowed him to share the stage with ensembles such as the King’s Brass, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Foden's Band, his own Vice City Brass, The Phoenix Brass Collective, and as of 2017, the illustrious Dallas Brass.
In addition, Buddy has performed with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, York Symphony, Williamsburg Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Washington Chamber Orchestra, Concert Artists of Baltimore, American Festival Pops Orchestra, and more. His international performances have taken him to Le Domaine Forget in Quebec, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, and Santiago de Cuba.
As a performing artist for XO Brass, Denis Wick, Smith-Watkins cornets, and Hercules stands, Mr. Deshler tours nationally, conducting lectures and clinics everywhere from middle school through college students. His educational programs and masterclasses focus on sound pedagogical approaches to practice and the business acumen necessary for a modern career in music. His clinic, “The Entrepreneurial Student”, instills the idea that one can develop and execute the skills necessary to jump start a career in music while still being a "student" and has been presented at numerous colleges throughout the United States.
As an educator, Mr. Deshler serves as President, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the nonprofit organization, "Brass Institutes of America" which encompasses the The Fredericksburg Brass Institute and Tidewater Brass Institute, two weeklong summer music festivals offering a rich immersion in master classes and seminars, large and small ensembles, instrument exhibits, participant recitals, and free concerts featuring renowned guest artists. Deshler also serves as President of the Nova Trumpet Collective which is a nonprofit that aims to elevate the trumpet chamber music standard through accessible performance and outreach with an emphasis on diverse representation of musicians and repertoire. Deshler is also an active member of the International Trumpet Guild by occupying the role of Youth Day Coordinator as well as being a frequent session host of Trumpet Ensemble Reading Sessions and Chamber Music seminars.
Buddy presently resides in Potsdam, NY where he serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet at SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music. He holds a B.M. in Instrumental Performance and an Artist Diploma from the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, a M.M. from the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and is completing his D.M.A from Arizona State University. His primary teachers have included Phil Snedecor, Craig Morris, and Josef Burgstaller.