Artist in Residence
Michael Blutman enjoys a diverse career as a trumpeter and music educator. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the University of Maryland, some of his performing and recording credits include: Sting, the National, Baltimore, and American Symphonies, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, David Parsons Dance Company, Jonathan Batiste Jazz Band, Westminster Choir, Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, David Bowie's band, and many others. Michael's trumpet instructors include: Chris Gekker, Mark Gould, Steven Hendrickson and William Vacchiano.
Also an educator, Michael's music teaching credits include: Five Towns College, Ithaca College, East Meadow's Fusing Culture and Curriculum program (coordinator and teaching artist), Nassau Suffolk Performing Arts (artist in residence), Usdan Center for the Arts (trumpet and chamber music instructor), and the American Symphony Orchestra (former education manager). He is also a clinician for colleges, primary and secondary schools, maintains a private trumpet studio, and is a published music education author (featured articles in NYSSMA's School Music News and the International Trumpet Guild's ITG Youth website and journal).