Terry Sawchuk is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Colorado Boulder. As an orchestral musician, Terry has served as Acting Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Colorado Symphony, Principal Trumpet with the Central City Opera Orchestra, the American Chamber Ensemble, the Denver Chamber Orchestra, and the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, and has performed and recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Denver Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he was a member of the nationally renowned Dallas Brass, and he recorded with the ensemble on Dallas Brass II. As a soloist, Terry has performed at several International Trumpet Guild Conferences, the National Trumpet Competition, and at universities, colleges and high schools throughout the United States. In 2000, he performed as soloist with the Ukrainian National Orchestra in Kyiv, Ukraine. Terry has toured with the national Broadway productions of Carousel and Miss Saigon. He has performed with more than fifty jazz and commercial artists in Detroit, Chicago Kansas City and Denver.
Presently Mr. Sawchuk is First Trumpet for the Buell Theater in Denver, a member of the Boulder Brass, first trumpet with the Colorado Brass Quintet, and first call extra trumpet with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Sawchuk has performed master classes and clinics throughout the United States, and served as an adjudicator for many competitions with the International Trumpet Guild and the National Trumpet Competition. He has served as a member of the ITG Board of Directors.
Many students of Professor Sawchuk are professional musicians in orchestras, touring bands, and shows across the United States. Several students are teaching trumpet at universities in the U.S. and in Canada, and many other trumpet students are teaching in public school programs across the country.
Mr. Sawchuk has taught at Northern Illinois University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and at the University of Kansas. He received his music degrees from the University of Michigan.