Nairam Simoes to Arkansas State University

Nairam Simoes has been appointed assistant professor of trumpet at Arkansas State University.

Originally from Brazil, Nairam Simoes enjoys a multifaceted international career as a performer, music educator, and clinician with a wealth of knowledge particularly in chamber and Brazilian music. Simoes will join the Arkansas State University Department of Music faculty in the Fall of 2020 as Assistant Professor of Trumpet. Prior to his appointment at A-State, he served as trumpet faculty at Lamar University and Texas A&M-Kingsville. He has played with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Dayton Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Kentucky Symphony and others. Simoes has presented master classes at the University of Memphis, University of North Texas, Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Campinas in São Paulo (Brazil) and was also a trumpet faculty member for the 2016 Campina Grande International Music Festival in Paraíba (Brazil). His students have competed and successfully advanced to the National Trumpet Competition Semi-Finals, in both ensemble and solo divisions. Dr. Simoes holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Memphis. His teachers included Alan Siebert, Phil Collins, Eric Berlin, David Spencer, Kyle Millsap, Scott Moore, Marie Speziale, Jim Pandolfi, and Charles Schlueter. Dr. Nairam Simoes is an artist for S.E. Shires Trumpets and Torpedo Bags.

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