Bryan Goff

          Bryan Goff is Professor Emeritus at Florida State University, where he taught for 35 years, and served as coordinator of Winds and Percussion.  Prior to his retirement he was honored by the University for his excellence in teaching and international recognition within the trumpet profession by conferring him a named professorship, the Robert T. Braunagel Professor of Music. 

          His students have consistently appeared as winners and finalists in ITG competitions, the National Trumpet Competition, and Ellsworth Smith Competition.  The FSU Trumpet Ensemble and FSU Baroque Trumpet Ensemble have been invited to perform at eleven ITG Conferences, dating back to 1978.  His former students currently hold positions in orchestras, military bands, and on university faculty throughout the United States.

          Professor Goff and is an original member of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, where he served as Principal Trumpet for 26 years.  He is also a founding member of the Florida State Brass Quintet which has performed two European concert tours and several tours throughout the eastern U.S.    He  has a strong interest in period instruments and has studied Baroque trumpet with Edward Tarr and has performed with the Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble in France and Germany.  Goff has lectured and performed as a recitalist on the baroque trumpet at the Amherst Early Brass Music Workshop and has performed extensively as a recitalist, both on baroque and modern trumpet in the United States, Canada, Europe and Thailand.  He has also performed and recorded with other orchestras such as the Atlanta Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and the Florida Orchestra. 

          Mr. Goff is a native of Colorado and received his degrees from the University of Colorado, where he was a student of Frank Baird.  While in Colorado he played Principal Trumpet with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra and performed as a trumpet soloist with the Denver Municipal Concert Band.  He served for four years with the United States Air Force Academy Band, where he was trumpet soloist and founder of the USAFA Brass Quintet.

          Mr. Goff has been active in the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, which he served as President.  He has also been very active in the International Trumpet Guild, where he served as Treasurer and on the Board of directors for twenty years.  In 2011 the ITG Board of Directors presented Bryan Goff  the ITG Award of Merit in recognition of his exceptional lifetime achievement in trumpet teaching and performance.

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Professor Bryan Goff, Emeritus