Logan Butler

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Major: Instrumental Performance

Instrument: Trumpet

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Brass Quintet

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From Glen St. Mary, FL, Logan Butler (b. 1998) is a trumpet player at the Frost School of Music in the University of Miami studying music performance in the Stamps Brass Quintet program. Butler began playing the trumpet in the 6th grade and received recognition for his natural abilities. He later went on to Attend Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL for high school. Butler took intensive music classes that focused on building musical fundamentals and received foundational instruction from Dr. Ken Williams. Butler played with the symphonic band his sophomore year while studying under Jim Daniel and became the principal player for the Wind Symphony his junior year. He then began studying under Forrest Sonntag and attended the College Band Directors National Association in Charleston, GA with the Wind Symphony. While playing principal in the DA Wind Symphony he was also invited the attend the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL.  Butler also performed in the top jazz band at Douglas Anderson, playing fourth his sophomore year, then lead junior and senior year. While playing lead, Butler attended the Savannah Jazz Festival, placing third. Butler was also accepted to perform in the Jazz Education Network Conference.

Throughout his high school career Butler played in the Florida All-state Band twice, once 7th chair, and once 2nd chair. His senior year Butler played principal trumpet in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra. In high school Butler attended summer music programs including the Florida State Summer Band Camp where he played 2nd in the top band and the FSU Honors Chamber Winds program, where he played Principal in the top orchestra and performed in many small ensembles such as a brass quintet and a small Wind Ensemble. In summer 2015, Butler applied for a summer scholarship program through Douglas Anderson and through their generosity, attended the Eastman School of Music Summer Trumpet Institute in Rochester, NY. Under professors Doug Prosser and Wes Nance, Butler performed principal in the trumpet ensemble.

Butler is a student in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami studying Trumpet performance and Computer Science. He is an active member of the Stamps Brass Quintet and currently studies under professor Craig Morris.