Dr. J. Peyden Shelton (ESM DMA ’16) currently serves as the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Utah, and is one of the founding members of the electro-acoustic trumpet quintet, Fifth Bridge, whose primary mission is to create and perform new works utilizing digital-processing and amplification. Their unique role has led to innovative collaborations with notable composers, scientists, and organizations such as N.A.S.A., the Smithsonian Institute, and the Harvard Center for Astrophysics, to showcase scientific data through the medium of performance art.
In addition to his role as a chamber musician, Dr. Shelton also is the creator of The Trumpet Repertoire Project. This venture supports the creation of new collaborative works for young trumpet and piano performers to refine key technical and musical artistic elements through performance.
Dr. Shelton also serves as a Yamaha Performing Artist & Clinician with the Yamaha Corporation.