Alan Suska, trumpet
Professor Alan Suska teaches trumpet at Lipscomb University, Cumberland University, and The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. In addition, he maintains an extensive private teaching studio with students ranging in grade from 6th through 12th on all brass instruments. Mr. Suska holds his degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from Duquesne University.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Suska began his professional career in 1973, and shortly thereafter was a featured soloist with the Pittsburgh All-City Orchestra as a senior in high school. A Pittsburgh Concert Society winner, and former Yamaha Instrument Corporation clinician, he moved to Nashville in 1980 where he currently resides. Mr. Suska began a four- year tenure as section player and soloist with The Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band shortly after arriving in Nashville. As a freelance musician in the Nashville area, Mr. Suska has experience in a wide range of venues; from Broadway shows to recording, rock and roll to chamber music, orchestral to big band, Mr. Suska enjoys all forms of musical expression.
Currently Mr. Suska is principal trumpet with the Middle Tennessee Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Nashville Wind Ensemble where he has been featured as a soloist. Mr. Suska continues to work as a freelance musician and guest soloist with area bands.