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Gavin Clarke

Music Educator and Freelance Musician

Private Trumpet Instructor

Eleven years of trumpet performance experience, and four years of private teaching experience

Symphonic and Orchestral Trumpet Player

Nine years of experience performing in orchestral setting

Freelance Church Musician

Eight years of experience performing in the church (Easter, Patriotic, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Routine Services, etc.)

Ceremonial TAPS Trumpeter

Seven years of experience performing TAPS in a multitude of professional ceremonial and funeral settings

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Hello! I'm Gavin

I am currently an instrumental music education and trumpet performance major at the University of Texas at Tyler. I began playing the trumpet over ten years ago and have performed professionally for seven of them. I have taught privately for four years and plan to graduate in December of 2022 after completing my coursework and student teaching. After graduating from UT Tyler, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in educational administration and teach somewhere in East Texas. I would love to someday teach music at the junior and high school levels while still performing in a professional level orchestra or church at the same time. If you have any questions or are interested in taking private lessons, please feel free to contact me!



Private Trumpet Instrutor

Tyler, Texas

I work privately with young musicians who want to improve their musical abilities on the trumpet. I currently have an ever-growing private studio of three based out of the Tyler area. I work with trumpet players ranging from 6th-12th grade who have a drive for musical excellence. If you or anyone you know are interested in taking private lessons with me, let me know down below in my "Contact Me" section!


Second Trumpet

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra is a civic orchestra created to serve Mesquite and its surrounding areas. Under the baton of Maestro Felix Torres, the Mesquite Symphony performs a nine month music season cycle which contains six major performances. I currently hold the second trumpet position for this organization and am beginning my fourth season with the orchestra.


Brass Technician

Arp ISD, Whitehouse ISD, and Lindale ISD

Since 2019, I have worked closely with Arp, Whitehouse, and Lindale ISD's music programs. During my time with each of these schools, I worked with their marching bands, concert bands, and directors. Specifically, I helped prepare students for Region, Area, and State level competitions and worked with students in preparation for UIL Solo & Ensemble. During my time with these schools, bands earned superior ratings overall in UIL Region Marching Competition, advancement and placement in UIL Open Class Area and Military State Marching Competitions, UIL Sweepstakes, and had several students make successful placements in various ATSSB, TMEA, and UIL competitions.



Bachelor's Degrees

University of Texas at Tyler

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Instrumental Music Education Emphasis

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Instrumental Performance Emphasis (Trumpet)

Dr. Jeremy McBain, D.M.A, Trumpet

Minor in Education

EC-12 Certification Emphasis


High School Diploma

Van High School

High School Diploma


My Mission...

Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.

-President Gerald R. Ford

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