Dr. Amy Schendel, Associate Professor of Trumpet - University of Iowa, Voxman School of Music

Dr. Amy Schendel currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Iowa and performs with the Contrapuntus Brass Trio. Previous positions include Spoleto Festival USA, Wisconsin Brass Quintet, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has also won trumpet positions with the United States Marine Band, "The President's Own", and the United States Air Force Ceremonial Band, Washington, D.C.

Contrapuntus Brass Trio

L-R: Todd Schendel, Bernhard Scully, Amy Schendel

As a featured guest soloist, Dr. Schendel has played with the Indiana University Orchestra, University of Iowa Orchestra and Band, Texas Woman's University Wind Ensemble, and many others. She has also performed extensively with the Minnesota Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, and Texas Winds. In addition, Dr. Schendel  has performed in Europe with the Augsbruger Philharmoniker and presented chamber concerts in Munich, Dachau, Augsburg, and Berlin. She has two published solo and chamber CD's: Full Power, released in 2010, and Uncommon Ground: Contemporary Works for Trumpet with Horn, Trombone, Piano, and Organ, released in 2015 on MSR Classics.


Audio & Testimonials

Schendel plays incisively without overdoing it and while maintaining a purity and roundness of tone that draws us in... very well played.
— American Record Guide
Amy Schendel’s trumpet playing throughout this recording is characterized by impeccable legato and flawless intonation, which are rare these days in any instrumental brass context. She is a brilliant musician who is being exceptionally generous in lending her talents to music that is new and challenging though, at its best, highly rewarding.
— ConcertoNet