Caleb Hudson to join Butler School of Music Faculty


May 18, 2023

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The Butler School of Music is pleased to announce the hire of Caleb Hudson as our new Associate Professor of Trumpet beginning in fall 2023. Hudson joins us from the University of North Texas. 

Hudson has been a member of the Canadian Brass, one of the premier brass ensembles in the world, for 10 years. He enjoys writing and arranging music, having many works performed, published, and recorded by Canadian Brass. In 2015, his composition White Rose Elegy was performed as a world premiere in Lincoln Center by the Canadian Brass and New York Philharmonic Principal Brass. He’s also performed as an international soloist, including a recital that was broadcast nationally on NPR's Performance Today. 

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “brilliantly stylish,” Hudson is known for his mastery of Bach's well-known Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and is a renowned performer on modern piccolo trumpet as well as the historical baroque trumpet. He has performed the Brandenburg around the world with ensembles including Philadelphia Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Israel Philharmonic Soloists, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Handel and Haydn Society. 

Possessing a wide range of musical styles, his experience ranges from soloing in Carnegie Hall to appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. His orchestral experience includes guest principal trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as performing with the Seattle Symphony and New York City Ballet. He is an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ensemble Connect, a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall that promotes community outreach and music education. 

Hudson received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. 

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