B i o g r a p h y
Kristopher Hartman is originally from Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, and has been engaged in vocal and instrumental music since early childhood. He continued his passion for music education and performance and attended Lebanon Valley College. As a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in both voice and trumpet performance. Hartman continued his education and pursued a Master of Music degree in trumpet performance at the University of Florida.
As a classical and jazz performer, Hartman has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony, Ocala Symphony, Dallas Brass, Gainesville Brass Quintet, Happy Dutchman Polka Band, and the 2014 American Choral Directors conference. He was also a featured guest soloist with the Pennsylvania German Symphonette, and the Lebanon Valley Orchestra as the showcased Concerto-Aria contest winner. Some of his trumpet mentors include Roger Blackburn, Scott Wilson, John Copenhaver, and Kristian Nygard.
As an educator, Hartman has given numerous brass, trumpet, jazz clinics, workshops, and master classes throughout the Pennsylvania and Florida regions. He is currently teaching at on staff with the Lebanon Area School District teaching Middle School general and vocal music. Hartman is also an assistant instructor for the Lebanon Area High School and Mechanicsburg Area High School marching band.