Randy Grabowski has created a satisfying life of trumpeting, teaching, and learning. He is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music where he collaborates with colleagues in exciting chamber music adventures and endeavors to inspire new generations of inquiring musicians.
An active, versatile performer and principal trumpet of the wcfsymphony, Grabowski has taken his love of performing to venues across the U.S., Europe, Canada, and South America. He counts performances at the Britt (OR) and Spoleto (Italy) festivals as being especially memorable, and shows with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, Sammy Davis, Jr., Shirley MacLaine, and the Chestnut Brass Company as particular highlights.
A veteran of the Lake Tahoe/Reno showrooms and an advocate for whatever music is in front of him at the moment, Dr. Grabowski has two degrees from Indiana University and one from the University of Nevada-Reno. In his spare time, he fancies spending time with his family, gardening, walking, cooking, reading, and learning.