Dr. Michael Huff serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Troy University where he teaches trumpet, brass methods and works with the band program. Prior to his appointment at Troy University, he taught in a similar capacity at Mississippi State University.
Dr. Huff also serves as second trumpet with the Mobile Symphony and third trumpet with the Meridian Symphony. He is a former member of the United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. and has performed additionally with the Pensacola Symphony, the Northwest Florida Symphony, the Mississippi Symphony, the Starkville Symphony, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the Washington Opera, the Annapolis Symphony, the Maryland Symphony, the Virginia Symphony and the Rochester Philharmonic.As a soloist, he has performed with the Troy University Symphony Band, East Hall (Georgia) and Enterprise (Alabama) High School Bands, Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra (Jackson, Mississippi), the Starkville Symphony, the Mississippi State University Wind Ensemble, the University of Massachusetts Symphony Band, the Tidewater Winds (Norfolk, Virginia), the University of Northern Colorado Summer Wind Ensemble, the Bishop Ireton Wind Ensemble (Alexandria, Virginia) and the Franklin-Pierce Festival Orchestra. Mr. Huff has earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the Eastman School of Music and the Catholic University of America. He has studied trumpet with Charles Daval, Langston Fitzgerald, Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer and Walter Chesnut. At the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Huff was honored to receive the Chancellor's Talent Award and the Howard M. Lebow Award for Artistic Achievement. Past performing projects have included collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Allen Vizzutti, Chuck Mangione, the Eroica Trio, Wycliffe Gordon, Lari White, BeBe Winans, Michael McGuire and the New York Voices. Recording projects have included performances with various Air Force ensembles, the Golden Triangle Brass Quintet, the Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, the Tidewater Winds and the University of Massachusetts Wind Ensemble on Albany and Centaur labels.