About the School
Jay Coble, Professor of Trumpet, serves as a clinician in both classical and jazz genres. He has recorded for television shows and commercials and performed with Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, and a many professional symphony orchestras. He toured internationally with Buddy Rich and Tom Jones, recorded CDs with his trumpet, trombone and piano trio "Confluences," jazz professor Chuck Owen's Jazz SURGE, and with jazz professor Jack Wilkins, and has been a member of Tampa Bay groups SHIM and Bogus Pomp.
Dr. Coble has traveled to China to teach and perform at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, the Conservatory of Music in XiAn, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. He taught at the International Music Camp for years and has been an instructor at the Yellowstone Music Camp since 1991. As guest trumpet artist at the eighth annual Wyoming Festival of Trumpets at Northwest College in 2007, Coble led a master class for aspiring trumpeters through breathing and tonguing techniques. He emphasized focus and the mental image of the sounds, followed by the physical action to form it. He melded the philosophies of his teachers-William Adam, Boyde Hood, Joe Phelps, and Roy Poper- highlighting how differing pedagogical approaches can be complementary.
A Yamaha performing artist, Coble has premiered works for the Tampa Bay Composers Symposium and at several Bonk Festivals for new music.
Coble received his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University, his master's degree from Indiana University, and his doctorate from the University of Southern California.