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David Baldwin papers

Identifier: ua01268


Collection contains the papers of David Baldwin, Professor of Trumpet and Brass at the University of Minnesota. Contents include musical compositions and arrangements for trumpet and brass ensembles, and programs of performances.


  • 1970s-2010s


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Biographical Note

Dr. David Baldwin was the Trumpet Professor and Professor of Brass at the University of Minnesota from 1974-2019. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and his MM, MMA, and DMA degrees from Yale University. He also served as a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point in New York. During his tenure, Dr. Baldwin conducted the University of Minnesota Brass Choir and Brass Ensemble as well as the University of Minnesota Trumpet Ensemble. He taught Trumpet Pedagogy, and Transcription for Winds along with applied lessons for both undergraduate and graduate trumpet players enrolled in the University Of Minnesota School Of Music.

Dr. Baldwin was a founding secretary of the International Trumpet Guild and received their Award of Merit in 2014. He has a number of recordings including all 36 trumpet etudes by Theo Charlier, and all 25 etudes by J. L. Small. Dr. Baldwin has also transcribed and composed numerous amounts of music, most of which have been performed by The Summit Hills Brass Quintet, which he runs. Some of his most notable transcriptions and compositions include a medley titled Old American Music, his own method book, Lips of Steel, and Music for Al’s Breakfast. Dr. Baldwin is also a skilled calligrapher and uses that skill to write out all of the final copies of his published works.


20 boxes (6 record carton; 14 oversize flat)

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Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated by Baldwin in 2019.

David Baldwin papers
Kyle Boeser
December 2020
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