Terry Everson

Terry Everson
BfB Artist, International Trumpet Soloist

Cited in the Boston Globe for his “dazzling, clarion brightness with elegant edges” and in the Boston Musical Intelligencer for “virtuosity and musicality that was simply stunning”, trumpeter Terry Everson is an internationally renowned soloist, educator, composer/arranger, conductor, and church musician. He first gained international attention in 1988, winning (on consecutive days) both the Baroque/Classical and 20th Century categories of the inaugural Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, with further success as First Prize laureate of the 1990 Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition. Mr. Everson has premiered numerous major works and has released three complete recordings of numerous notable modern works for trumpet and piano, as well as single entries on two discs devoted to the works of Jan Krzywicki and John Davison; he has also recorded as soloist with the New England Brass Band, the Lexington Brass Band, and as Principal Trumpet of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. 

In September 1999, Mr. Everson joined the faculty of the Boston University College of Fine Arts and Tanglewood Institute; he has also served on the faculties of Asbury College, the University of Kentucky, Philadelphia College of Bible, the Las Vegas Music Festival, and the Lutheran Music Program. He is currently Principal Trumpet of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Peninsula Music Festival, and Soprano Cornetist of the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He appears frequently as a recitalist and clinician, and as soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles and brass bands. His extensive concert experience also ranges from appearances in the Boston Symphony & Pops to conductor of the Costa Rica National Symphony Brass & Percussion.

An active church musician for over three decades, Mr. Everson has been Minister of Music for congregations in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, as well as his current home at Metro Church in Marlborough, MA. Much of his compositional output derives its basis from hymnody and related materials, such as his trumpet ensembles Ponder Anew and There’s a Great Day Coming, the Christmas carol setting Once in Royal David’s City for bass trombonist Douglas Yeo and the New England Brass Band, and his Hyfrydol Aspects for trumpet and piano written for his son Peter. Mr. Everson has also written competition pieces for the Boston University Trumpet Ensemble, whose performances of Idea Number Twenty-Four and There and Back Again have won prizes in the National Trumpet Competition in Washington, DC.

While earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance from the Ohio State University, Mr. Everson studied with Richard Burkart; lessons with Frank Kaderabek followed over the next few years. Mr. Everson is a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society. Mr. Everson is on the Executive Board of the National Trumpet Competition, the Board of Directors of Metro Church, is an Honorary Member of the New England Brass Band, and is a Life Member of the International Trumpet Guild, having served as Host for the Guild's 1998 Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. He has published articles in the ITG Journal on preparation for solo competitions and memorization, and for six years was the journal's Music Notation Specialist. In 2008, he hosted the Ellsworth Smith Competition at Boston University. Terry Everson is an Artist/Clinician for S.E. Shires Trumpets of Hopedale, MA.

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