Senior Adjunct Professor of Music, Trumpet



Office: MEY107


Dr. Laudermilch is a recently retired professor from the School of Music at West Chester University where he served as the director of the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds and as professor of Instrumental Music for 38 years. He is the principal trumpet of the Westminster Brass Quintet and a regular sub with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He served as principal trumpet of the Delaware Symphony for 25 years. Currently he music director of the nation's second oldest municipal band, The New Holland Band.

He received a BS from Lebanon Valley College, MM from The Catholic University of America. His teachers include Roger Voisin, principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Gilbert Johnson, principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Robert Nagel, principal trumpet of the New York Brass Quintet; Gerard Schwarz, co-principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic; Lloyd Geisler, principal trumpet of the National Symphony; and James M. Thurmond, founder of the Navy School of Music.

Dr. Laudermilch is the author of "An Understandable Approach to Musical Expression", Meredith Music/Hal Leonard, 2000; numerous articles in national journals; and served as editor of a new music review column for 30 years for the PMEA News.


DMA, The Catholic University of America, 1976

MM, The New England Conservatory of Music, 1967

BS in Mus Ed, Lebanon Valley College, 1965


"An Understandable Approach to Musical Expression"  Meredith Music / Hal Leonard (2000)

"New Band Music" review column for 35 years with PMEA News Quarterly

Articles for The Instrumentalist

Course Information

 MUS 281 A Trumpet