Kenneth Laudermilch is Professor of Instrumental Music and Director of the Wind Ensemble at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is Principal Trumpet of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Westminster Brass, a Philadelphia based brass quintet, which has performed in over fifty cities throughout the United States.
In addition, he performs as a regular substitute trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra and is the cornet soloist in residence with the New Holland Band, the second oldest community band in the United States. Each summer he directs the Elementary and Junior High School Instrumental Music Workshops at the University and the Annual High School Music Camp.
Dr. Laudermilch received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College, a Master of Music degree in Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from The Catholic University of America. He has studied trumpet with the principal trumpeters of the Boston, New York, Philadelphia and National Symphony Orchestras. He serves as guest conductor at state, regional and county levels and is a regular contributor to The Instrumentalist Magazine. His column in the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association News, “New Music for Band,” has run for twenty consecutive years.
Dr. Laudermilch is the recipient of several teaching awards including Citations of Music Excellence from the National Band Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association. He has served as a board member for the American Youth Symphony and the North American Brass Band Association. He is a former chapter coordinator for the International Trumpoet Guild and was a founding member of the American Baroque Trumpet Ensemble. Dr. Laudermilch has presented master classes at high schools and colleges, as well as the Curtis Institute of Music.