A few years ago I researched my trumpet genealogy. By that, I mean my trumpet family tree of teachers, starting with my own teachers. Then I found out who their teachers were (my “grand teachers”). And then who were the teachers of those teachers (my “great grand teachers”)–and so on. Below is a brief written trumpet genealogy. I have put really famous trumpeters in bold.
My teachers were Michael Johnson, prof. of trumpet at the University of Alabama; Bernard Adelstein, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra, prof. at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University; Charles Gorham, prof. at Indiana University; Friedemann Immer, instructor of baroque trumpet at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam; and a few other teachers.
My “grand teachers”
Michael Johnson’s teachers were John Lindenau, Dennis Schneider and John Beer. Bernie Adelstein’s teachers were Louis Davidson, Irving Sarin, George Mager and Harry Glantz. Charles Gorham’s teachers were Roy Lee, Powell Everhart, Rober Landholt, John Dilliard, Edwin Franko Goldman and Herbert L. Clarke. Friedemann Immer’s teacher was Walter Holy.
My “great grand teachers” (and beyond)
John Lindenau’s teacher was Clifford Lillya, whose teacher was Veran Florent. Dennis Schneider’s teachers were John Schildneck and Jack Snider.
Louis Davidson’s teacher was Max Schlossberg, whose teachers were his brother Joseph Schlossberg, Marquard Putkammer, Adolph Souer and Julius Kozlic. Irving Sarin’s teachers were Robert Yagel and George Mager (Mager was both my “grand teacher and my “great grand teacher”). George Mager’s teacher was J. Mellet, whose teacher was J.B. Arban, whose teacher was François Dauverne, whose teacher was Joseph-David Buhl, whose teacher was J.E. Altenburg, whose teacher was his father, Johann Kaspar Altenburg. Harry Glantz’s teacher was Gustav Heim.
Hebert L. Clarke’s teachers were his brother, Edwin, and his father, William Horatio. Edwin Franko Goldman’s teacher was Jules Levy.
Here is a graphic chart I made for my trumpet genealogy.