Wayne Huber

Professor Emeritus of Music
Sattler Hall, Room 114

What programs do you teach in?

I teach in the music department. I direct the Pacific Brass choir and University Pep Band. I'm also administrator to 19 full-time and adjunct faculty in the music, theater and art department.


B.A., trumpet performance, California State University, Fresno
M.A., trumpet performance, California State University, Fresno
Lifetime California State Teaching Credential, California State University, Fresno
Post graduate study - Berklee College, jazz studies
Post graduate study - Westminster Choir College, church music and choral conducting
Private study in trumpet - Dr. Lester Remsen, University of Southern California
Private study in trumpet - Dr. James Winter, California State University, Fresno
Private study in trumpet - Dr. Armond Vorce, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Private study in trumpet - Charles Brady, National Symphony Orchestra
Private study in trumpet - Edward Tarr, Stanford University
Private study in trumpet - Leland Barton, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Private study in trumpet - Gordon Finley, United State Navy Band
Private study in recorder - Eva LeGene, Royal Conservatory of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark
Private study in recorder - Walter von Hauwe, Sweelink Conservatory, Amsterdam, Holland
Private study in recorder - Marianne Verbruggen, European soloist and recording artist
Private study in recorder - Paul Nauta, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Private study in recorder - Dr. Carl Dolmetsch, Surrey, England
Private study in piano - Elsie Duley Hess, Fresno, California
Baroque studies - Laurette Goldberg, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Baroque studies - Michael Sand, University of California, Davis
Summer study programs - Italian Organ Academy, Pistoia, Italy - Summer study programs - Instructors: Gustav Leonhardt, Peter Williams, Luigi Tagliavini
Summer study programs - North German Organ Academy - Instructor: Harold Vogel
Summer study programs - International Trumpet Guild Festival, Santa Barbara and Long Beach, California
Summer study programs - Dolmetch Summer School, England

Share why you teach at FPU

Through music ministry my hope is to glorify our Lord and bring peace in the world.

Scholarly Interests

  • My personal interests are to see students succeed.
  • My musical interests are wide and varied from early music performance practice of the period to early keyboard, organ and harpsichord to all kinds of brass, jazz and folk music, trumpet and recorder.

Professional and Service Experience

I have had a private trumpet teaching studio for more than 40 years, having the 1st chair trumpet in the California All State Honor Band and Honor Orchestra as my pupil the past two years. I have also sent three of our university students to the Christian Instrumental Director's Association's National Honor Band.

Honors and Awards

President's Service Award for Outstanding Faculty, 2003

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, life member
  • Historical Brass Society, founding member
  • International Trumpet Guild
  • American Recorder Society
  • San Francisco Early Music Society
  • Music Source for Historically Informed Performance Practice
  • Other Minds in San Francisco, California
  • American Guild of Organists

Recommended Resources

  • My favorite musically related book is Johann Sebastian Bach as His World Knew Him by Otto Bettmann.
  • My favorite music festivals are the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, Kentucky, and Tanglewood Music Festival, summer home of the Boston Symphony in Lenox, Massachusetts.
  • My favorite orchestra in Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nicolas McKeagan.
  • My favorite classical trumpet artist is Philip Smith.
  • My favorite jazz trumpet artists are Clifford Brown and Bobby Hacket.
  • My favorite recorder artists is Frans Bruggen.

Other Information

  • Certificate received from New York School of Interior Design, New York, New York
  • Chorister with Trinity Chapel Men and Boys Choir, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Choir member of Westminster Choir College Symphonic Choir having performed and recorded with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Former member of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fresno Opera Orchestra
  • Former professional trumpet player in studio, recording and shows for so many name entertainers and celebrities including Ringling Brothers Circus, Ice Capades and Walt Disney on Parade, orchestral, big band and jazz
  • Former director of music for First Presbyterian Church in Fresno, California
  • Hobbies: all musical activities--playing music, listening to music, traveling to music festivals and hearing great artists in concert
    • reading
    • family dog
    • running
    • cycling
    • tennis
    • working out/fitness
    • architecture
    • historic preservation