Erich Ledebuhr (trumpet) had early success in his musical career, having won both the Herbert Mueller Scholarship at Ithaca College and the Music Teachers’ National Association’s prestigious Wurlitzer Collegiate Competition (Brass Division) at the age of 21. He also was a finalist for the first annual National Trumpet Competition while studying at Ithaca College under Dr. D. Kim Dunnick. His solo career began during his college years, having performed the Bach Cantata No. 51 and “The Trumpet Shall Sound” from Handel’s Messiah with the Elmira Symphony while serving as principal trumpet for that upstate New York organization (now the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes). More recently, his solo activities have included performances of Aaron Copland’s Quiet City with the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra (Milford, Massachusetts), where he is currently principal trumpet. He also conducted and taught trumpet for the South Shore Conservatory, the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute, and the Boston Music Education Collaborative. He received his Master’s degree from New England Conservatory, and was honored to serve as vice-president for the New England Conservatory Alumni Board of Directors for many years. In addition to his musical activities, Erich was a teacher and administrator for the Franklin Public Schools for many years, and is now the Principal of Hanscom Middle School on Hanscom Air Force Base.