Aislin Carpenter

2021 Round Top Music Festival

Aislin Carpenter
Centreville, Virginia
Indiana University Bloomington
Aislin Carpenter, 19, is a sophomore at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studies trumpet performance under John Rommel. Her love for the instrument began at the age of 10 and was cultivated by the vibrant musical community in the DC-metro area, of which she is a native. During her time at IU, Aislin has performed in a variety of ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra, Brass Choir/Band, and her long-standing quintet, the Limestone Brass. She also studies Baroque trumpet and early music under Dr. Kris Kwapis.

Aislin has had the honor of attending several enrichment programs, most recently the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute , the New England Virtual Trumpet Seminar, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. She has participated in masterclasses with many esteemed brass musicians including Michael Sachs, Kevin Cobb, and David Krauss. In 2021, she was named a semifinalist in the National Trumpet Competition. Prior to her studies at IU, Aislin performed with the American Youth Philharmonic and the Brass of Peace Ensemble. She was also named principal trumpet of both the All-Virginia Orchestra and Band during this time

When she isn't blowing out the eardrums of woodwind players, Aislin enjoys writing comedy songs, playing piano, and doing engagement work for several arts organizations on campus. A passionate advocate for cultural equity in the arts, she is pursuing a certificate in arts administration with the hope of increasing opportunities for aspiring musicians of the future.