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Dr. Jim Buckner

Dr. Jim Buckner

Dr. Jim Buckner, trumpet, Department Chair

BM in Instrumental Music Education, Iowa State University
MM in Trumpet Performance, University of Michigan
DM in Trumpet Performance, Northwestern University
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Dr. James Buckner is Professor of Music at Henderson State University where he teaches trumpet. He previously taught at Illinois State University, Quincy University, Western Carolina University, Truman State University, and West High School in Waterloo, Iowa.

Dr. Buckner received the Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from Iowa State University, the Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan, and the Doctor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University.

Dr. Buckner plays principal trumpet with the Arkansas Brass, the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Mass Brass. In September of 1995 he performed a recital at the Moscow International Trumpet Festival. He has been a featured soloist with school, college, and community bands and orchestras throughout the Midwest and the South.
He is webmaster for the Henderson Trumpet Page, dedicated to the trumpet students, faculty, and alumni of Henderson.



 “The undergraduate education in music that I received from Henderson has changed my life by opening doors for me both educationally and professionally. It prepared me for success by giving me the tools necessary to be a successful music educator. My BME achieved at Henderson afforded me opportunities for success in graduate and post graduate studies as well as professional advancement in addition to allowing my family and me the employment and thus financial security that is so precarious today without such educational opportunities. I am grateful to Henderson State University.”

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Kevin TaylorBachelor of Music - Education (Instrumental), 1982
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