A native of Middletown, Ohio, Jon Arnold is a dynamic educator and performer. He has a Bachelor and Master’s in Music Education from Miami University, Oxford Ohio. His teachers include, Jim Olcott, Kevin Eisensmith and Bill Steihl Jr. With over 20 years in public education and 26 years as a professional trumpet player, Jon has a wealth of experience to share with his students. Currently, Jon is the Director of Bands at Edgewood High School in Trenton, Ohio. He is also the leader of the Miami University Campus Owls Alumni Jazz Band. He is active around Southwestern Ohio as a freelance trumpet artist and clinician. Jon has been very fortunate to play with many fine musicians over the years and has performed in virtually every style. Jon is currently the lead trumpeter for the Jazz Central Big Band in Dayton Ohio. Television appearances include TBN and Gospel Superfest.
Jon is endorsed by Conn-Selmer and plays Bach Stradivarius Trumpets and the Conn Vintage One Flugelhorn. He uses Pickett Mouthpieces and cases by Messina Covers.