John Vitale

2022 Round Top Music Festival

Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin
John Vitale, a native of Felton, Delaware, is a freelance trumpet player in the Austin area. He received his Bachelors at the Boston University School of Music and his Masters of Music at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, studying trumpet performance and music education. John has been a semi finalist at the National Trumpet Competition in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017, placing second in the 2016 Large Ensemble Division. He was also a participant in the 2018 Round Top Festival Institute. John is a dedicated educator, teaching trumpet in the Austin, Leander, and Dripping Springs school districts. His students have gone to perform with the Texas All-State bands and orchestras, and have gone on to pursue music at the university level. John's principal teachers include Joseph Naff, Terry Everson, Peter Chapman, Ray Sasaki, and Billy Hunter Jr. John is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Texas.