Julio Jeri is a first-year graduate student at UNCSA. He is from Peru and started playing trumpet at age nine. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Wingate University where he participated in all ensembles and performed as soloist with the Wingate University Wind Ensemble.
He has played with the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Western Piedmont Symphony, Charlotte Jazz Orchestra, Queen City Brass Band, Charlotte Concert Band, Orquesta Mayor, Fuzion Latina and his own groups Ambassadors Peruvian Music and Charlotte Brass Quintet. He has done recording collaborations with the Charlotte Jazz Orchestra, Ryan Saranich with Pocket Language and Dylan Gilbert with Hectorina.
Jeri is an active freelance musician in the Winston Salem area and teaches trumpet at the Community Music School and Kernersville Music Academy. He also participates as an officer for Cross the Line, connecting students with chamber music performance opportunities, and Grace Notes, collecting and repairing gently used donated instruments and providing them for students who need them.
At UNCSA, Jeri performs with the orchestra, the jazz ensemble, brass quintet and trumpet ensemble. He was a finalist of the UNCSA 2018 Concerto Competition and is the recipient of the Jenny L. S. Koortbojian music scholarship, Bill and Judy Watson Leadership Scholarship in Music and Kenneth L. Wilmot Sr. Music Scholarship. Jeri studies with Dave Dash and his past teachers include Richard Harris, John Harding, Scott Bauer, Gordon Hann, Craig Retzlaff.
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