John Maurer (class of 2012) is a critically acclaimed trumpet and flugelhorn artist and a highly respected music educator who travels, performs, and teaches throughout North America. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a concentration in trumpet in 2012 from the Tell School of Music. John continued his higher education at Pennsylvania State University, graduating as a teaching assistant and earning his master’s in Trumpet Performance in 2015. As a soloist, John has performed in various venues, including the Arizona Biltmore, the Bryce Jordan Center, the Lincoln Center – Alice Tully Hall, Citizens Bank Park, Curtis Institute of Music, and the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. John has also performed as a soloist for public figures such as The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. His rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” has been nationally recognized, and he has performed the United States National Anthem for the Philadelphia Phillies (his home city), Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Sussex County Miners,  and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders. This April 19, 2024, John will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in New York City at Yankee Stadium for the 27-time World Series Champions, the New York Yankees!

He is one of the lead Teaching Artists at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York, the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.


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