Trumpet Instructor - Prep Division
Jared Crider is from Spokane, Washington, and studies trumpet performance and jazz studies at the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. This is his second semester with the Preparatory Division. He was the 2019 winner of the Jazz Trumpet Competition at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. He was also a quarter finalist in the 2019 National Trumpet Competition. Jared occasionally travels throughout the country to play with the band Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire, which is one of the nation's premiere Earth Wind & Fire tribute bands. Jared plans to pursue a master's degree in jazz studies after he graduates.