Aaron Jensen is an avid cross-over trumpet player living in Denton, Texas. He has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Motown legends The Four Tops, the Denver Pops Orchestra, Broadway stars Craig Schulman, Cris Groenendaal and Kevin Gray on their 2010 “Three Phantoms in Concert” tour, as well as the Fort Smith Symphony, in addition to Broadway shows throughout the Denver area. Mr. Jensen recently recorded for an upcoming album with Grammy award winning The Indigo Girls. As a student Mr. Jensen was a three-time scholarship attendant to the Juilliard Jazz Workshop where he performed with Wycliffe Gordon, and was a scholarship attendant to the Manhattan to the Mountains Chamber Music Workshop.
Mr. Jensen is currently a DMA student at the University of North Texas, and holds degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Oklahoma State University. While at Colorado, Mr. Jensen was the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the trumpet studio and held the position of Lecturer of Trumpet for the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Continuing Education. In the summer of 2017, Mr. Jensen served on faculty at Oklahoma State University for their high school summer music camp.
As a member of the Oklahoma State University Trumpet Ensemble he was a finalist in the National Trumpet Competition in 2013, and has twice performed to standing ovations at the International Trumpet Guild Conferences. Mr. Jensen toured Japan as a member of the Oklahoma State Wind Ensemble, which concluded with a performance at the Japan Band Clinic.
Mr. Jensen believes strongly in integrating music technology with the arts and was the recording and mixing engineer for Snow College’s album Speech of Angels. In conjunction with Snow College, Mr. Jensen used his technology expertise to participate in clinics focusing on integrating technology with the arts at the Utah Music Educators Conference, and his work was used at the Technology Institute for Music Educators National Conference in 2009.
Aaron is greatly indebted to his primary teachers: Ryan Gardner, Justin Bartels, Terry Sawchuk, Jason Bergman, David Blackinton, Scott Wilson, and Steve Meredith.