Versatile Trumpeter, Technologist, Collaborator, Educator
Dr. Derek Ganong is a trumpeter, collaborator, engineer, and educator who is dedicated to breaking down the boundaries between genres, disciplines, audiences, and artists. Equally committed to both education and performance, Derek serves as a mentor for students and an advocate for innovation in higher education through his position as Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz at Boise State University. Derek is internationally known for his multifaceted skills and is frequently in demand for both his music production experience and as a trumpeter with the skills and abilities to perform at the highest level in all musical settings. Dr. Ganong is currently the principal trumpet of the Boise Baroque Orchestra, Opera Idaho, and is the Eb Soprano cornet for the Brass Band of the Treasure Valley. He is also a founding member of Newstream Brass, the Treasure Valley Jazz All Stars, and is the chief technology Officer and trumpet faculty member of the Brass Institutes of America.