Department Head - Brass Instruments (Trumpet)
Gerald Gonzalez was appointed Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University in 2003. The consummate musical artist, Gerald Gonzalez has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Committed to the advancement of contemporary chamber music in performance, recordings and education, Gonzalez has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous works since 2003. Gonzalezís recordings have received unanimous critical acclaim by industry.
Gonzalez began studying trumpet at the age of. He continued his studies at the University of Miami. At age 24, Holt became the Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra del Maggerio.
He received distinguished opera service awards in 1999 and 2004. Gonzalez presents educational clinics and master classes sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation.