Gary J. Malvern, professor of trumpet and music history at Furman
University, is a native of Buffalo, New York. He received his bachelor's
degree in performance and music history from Oberlin College
Conservatory, and his master's and doctoral degrees from Yale University
where he studied with Robert Nagel. Malvern has served as principal
trumpet of the National Repertory Orchestra, the Colorado Philharmonic,
the American Wind Symphony, and has served as principal and co-principal
trumpet of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra since 1983.
Malvern has performed with numerous chamber groups including Brass Ring,
the Spoleto Festival Brass Quintet, and the Aurora Brass Quintet, who
was invited to perform as part of the 1995 International Brass Quintet
Festival in Verona, Italy. As a soloist and clinician, Malvern has
performed throughout the United States and Europe. Malvern has served as
artist in residence at the Conservatorium in Perth, Australia, and has
held similar posts at conservatories in Northern Italy. Malvern has also
recorded several works for Nuovo Musiche per Tromba (New Works for
Trumpet), a recording company based in Verona, Italy.
Malvern is a regular performer and clinician for Feste Fantini, an
annual trumpet Festival at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He was
the recipient of Furman's Meritorious Teaching Award in 1999.