Michael Huffman is the trumpet professor at The University of Mary Washington and a freelance musician in the Fredericksburg area. He has played music professionally for over a decade and has performed in many styles ranging from baroque to jazz. Throughout his career he has performed in multiple national competitions, two international tours, and numerous concerts with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Allen Vizzutti, Steve Turre, Gary Bartz, Terrell Stafford, David Childs, and Richard Sebring to name a few. He completed his undergraduate studies at James Madison University and obtained a Master’s degree from SUNY Purchase under the tutelage of Jon Faddis. He was a featured soloist at the 2015 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival and has performed at some of the premier jazz clubs in NYC. Alongside an active performance schedule he is very passionate about spreading love and reverence for all genres of music through education.