SHORT BIO

Dr. Adam Rossmiller is a trumpet performer and music educator in the Twin Cities. Performance credits include: Doc Severinsen Big Band, Glen Miller Big Band, JazzMN Big Band, Bach Society of MN, Pete Whitman’s X-tet, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church Brass, Dr. Mambo’s Combo, Jack Brass Band, and Ronn Easton’s All Star Soul Revue. He has also had the pleasure of performing professionally with: Jason Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Eric Alexander, Mike Stern, Nicholas Payton, Fred Wesley, Diane Schuur, Ernie Watts, Wayne Bergeron, the Hornheads, the Four Tops, Martha & the Vandellas, and Wayne Newton. Adam is also a regular performer in the Twin Cities vibrant musical theatre scene and has been hired for numerous engagements at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Children’s Theatre, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. He currently directs the Jazz Ensemble at Concordia University St. Paul where he also teaches Brass Pedagogy and Jazz Improvisation. He has served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota Morris, Gustavus Adolphus College, and St. Cloud State University. He directs a beginning band and maintains a private studio at the Mt. Olivet School of Music. His edition of Frank Bencriscutto’s Concerto for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble is published through Ars Nova Press.  

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Concordia University St. Paul | 2012-present
     Adjunct Faculty
         -Blue Rondo Jazz Ensemble
         -Brass Pedagogy
         -Jazz Improvisation
         -Private Lessons

Mt. Olivet School of Music | 2010-present
     Director of Beginning Band
     Private Lessons

University of Minnesota, Morris | 2009-2013
     Lecturer of Trumpet

         -Trumpet Studio

Gustavus Adolphus College | 2008
     Visiting Assistant Professor
         -Trumpet Studio
         -Jazz Ensemble 1 & 2
         -Music Arranging
    
St. Cloud State University | 2006
     Visiting Assistant Professor
          -Jazz Ensemble 1
     

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

  
Classical
Brass Quartet in Residence - Mt. Olivet West Lutheran Church - 2009-present
Summit Hill Brass Quintet - Substitute trumpet, led by Dr. David Baldwin - 2006-2009
Aurora Brass Quintet - Series concert performances (www.aurorabrass.org) - 2007-2008
Featured Soloist - University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble conducted by Craig Kirchhoff for the
world premiere of Jeffery Brooks’ Providence - 2008
Christmas Services - Basilica of St. Josaphat - Milwaukee, WI - 2007-2008
Guest soloist - University of Minnesota Symphonic Band and University Band - 2008
The Bach Society of Minnesota - Performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat
with members of the Minnesota Orchestra trumpet section - 2004-2005
Easter and Christmas Services - Various brass ensembles - Denver & Minneapolis - 1995-2009
 
Commercial
GSHARP & The BIZNE$$ - 2016-present
Dr. Mambo's Combo - Trumpet - 2013-2015
Weddings & Private Parties - Synergy, Blue Water Kings, Brian Kinney Band, Klezmerica, Pizazz Band, Davina & The Vagabonds, Diane Martinson, Prophets of Soul, Metro Jam, and Marquis Music - 2004-present
The Four Tops & Martha Reeves - Trumpet Section, Seven Clans Casino - 2012
Wayne Newton - Trumpet Section, Treasure Island Resort & Casino - 2011
Hornheads - Promotional Video Shoot for ‘Make Me Smile’ (www.hornheads.com) - 2008
Hornheads - Substitute trumpet, clinic and performance, Schell Lake Arts Center - 2007
G8 - Original member of Minneapolis based hip-hop band - 2003-2008
All Star Soul Revue - Trumpet/horn arrangements (www.ronneaston.com) - 2007-present
Valleyfair Amusement Park - Lead trumpet, summer shows - 2005-2006
Power of Ten - Lead trumpet (www.powerof10.com) - 2004-2005
Gabriel James - Folk rock group (www.gabrieljames.com) - 2003-2004
Colorado Community Church - Lead trumpet, worship band - 2000-2002
 
Jazz
Doc Severinsen Big Band - 2nd trumpet - 2012-present
JazzMN Big Band - Section trumpet, performances with: The New York Voices, Mike Stern, Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron, Nicholas Payton, Randy Brecker, Dennis BiBlasio, Rob McConnell, Chris Vadala - 2005-present
Jack Brass Band - Member, New Orleans style brass band - 2007-present
Jason Marsalis tribute to Lionel Hampton, feat. Diane Schuur, Red Holloway and Fred Wesley - 2011
Natalie Cole, Mystic Lake - Section Trumpet - 2010
Pete Whitman’s X-tet - 2nd trumpet - 2009-present
Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - Jazz trumpet - 2007
The Noteables Air Force jazz band - Substitute jazz trumpet, summer tour - 2006
Glenn Miller Orchestra - Substitute trumpet - 2005
Snowblind - Founding member, jazz quintet that has gained considerable respect from the
Mpls./St. Paul jazz community, as well as overwhelming support from listeners for albums
Arctic Fury & Taking Shape, (www.snowblindmusic.com) - 2005-present            
 
Theatre
White Christmas – Ordway Theatre - 2017
A Chorus Line – Ordway Theatre - 2016
The Music Man – 1st Trumpet, Guthrie Theater - 2015
Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Hello Dolly, The Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, All Shook Up, Oklahoma, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Producers, 42nd St. - Substitute trumpet, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre - 2008-present
Evita - Trumpet - Ordway Theatre - 2014
Billy Elliot (2nd US Tour) - Trumpet/Cornet/Flugelhorn - Ordway Theatre - 2012
A Year With Frog and Toad - Substitute trumpet, 2003 Regional Tony Award winner, nominated
for 3 Tony Awards, Children’s Theatre Company – 2007 & 2017
Grease - Substitute trumpet, Pantages Theatre - 2007