Applied Music Studies, Brass - Trumpet
Herbert Koerselman, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Music, teaches trumpet and is a member of Louisville Brass. Before teaching at the university level, Dr. Koerselman was Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Principal Trumpet of the Portland Symphony. In addition, he has performed with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Philharmonic, the Louisville Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Teaching positions at the university level have been at Central Missouri State University, Illinois State University and Sam Houston State University.
While at Illinois State University, Dr. Koerselman was principal trumpet of the Bloomington-Normal Symphony Orchestra and the Ewing Brass Quintet. In addition, while at Illinois State University, Dr. Koerselman founded and directed the Chamber Wind Ensemble consisting of the best wind players in the school. During his fourth year on the faculty at Illinois State University, Dr. Koerselman became Assistant Chair of the Department of Music.
At Sam Houston State University, Dr. Koerselman taught private trumpet and was principal trumpet of the Sam Houston Brass Quintet in addition to being chair of the Department of Music. Dr. Koerselman came to the University of Louisville in 1992 as Dean of the School of Music and remained in that position until 2002.
He holds a master’s degree in performance from Indiana University and a doctorate in performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa.