Department: Music, Worship & Performing Arts
Office Location: Lancaster
Dr. Kenneth Laudermilch has been Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at LBC since 2012. Previously he was the Trumpet Professor and Director of the Wind Ensemble the Chamber Winds at West Chester University from 1968 to 2006. His summer assignment at the University was directing the Elementary and Junior Music Workshops, and the High School Music Camp. Prior to teaching at WCU he was the Director of Bands in the Dover-Sherborn Public School System in MA.
During the course of his teaching career, he wrote a quarterly column for the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Journal, News, and was a frequent contributor to The Instrumentalist Magazine.
As a trumpeter, he was Principal Trumpet of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra (1975 to 2005), Principal Trumpet of the Westminster Brass – a Christian touring quintet with several recordings (1982-2018), and a regular substitute trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1975 to 2008). His major teachers have included Roger Voisin (Principal of the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops), Lloyd Geisler (Principal of the Washington National Symphony), Gerard Swartz (Principal of the New York Philharmonic), and Robert Nagel (Principal of the New York Brass Quintet).
As a conductor, in addition to his on and off-campus performances with the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds at WCU, he has served as a guest conductor for Regional, State, District, County, and Honor’s Bands from grades 5 through 12 in PA, NJ, NY, and DE (1970-2006) and has been a Brass Clinician at In-service Events and at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Presently Dr. L is the Music Director of the New Holland Band – 2nd oldest municipal band in the USA dating from 1829 (2005-present)
D.M.A. -The Catholic University of America
M.M. – The New England Conservatory of Music
B.S. in Music Ed – Lebanon Valley College