Kurt Dupuis, trumpet, just completed 25 years as the Principal Trumpet of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. He has performed over a thousand performances at The White House for 6 U.S. Presidents, performed with guest conductors John Williams, Leonard Slatkin, Giancarlo Guerrero, Gerard Schwarz, Osmo Vänskä, and Johann de Meij among others, and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He performs frequently with the trumpet section of the San Diego Symphony and presented a solo recital and lecture at the 2019 International Trumpet Guild Conference.
A native of Rochester, NH, Kurt began his musical instruction at age 8 and earned a bachelor's degree in music from Boston University where he also pursued graduate studies. His teachers included Roger Voisin, Peter Chapman, and Dr. Robert Stibler. In addition, he has received extensive coaching from Rolf Smedvig, Timothy Morrison, Jeff Curnow, and Susan Slaughter.
Kurt was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass., and was a participant at the Grand Teton Orchestral Seminar in Jackson Hole, WY for two summers. He also was a member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, winners of the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition, Summit Brass International Chamber Music Competition, and the Rafael Mendez International Chamber Music Competition. The quintet toured the U.S. and Canada under Columbia Artist Management and coached at the Empire Brass Seminar at the Tanglewood Institute. Kurt has performed with the Empire Brass both at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Bermuda Arts Festival.
Kurt performs with The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass with performances in the Grand Cayman Islands and Brazil. He also has 26 complete albums released as Principal Trumpet with “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band and was the Principal Trumpet for their Emmy Award winning PBS special in 2019.