Asheville Trumpet

Asheville Trumpet Player/Freelance Musician

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Beautiful music, lovely musician, professional communication and first class service! You can’t go wrong with Michelle! I hope we can work together again.

-Shayna, Altaterra Events
Asheville Trumpet

Trumpet Performer and Pedagogue

​Michelle Kraak completed her Masters in Trumpet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music. Following graduation, she attended the Aspen Music Festival. While at Aspen, Michelle studied with Tom Hooten, Stuart Stephenson, Raymond Mase and David Krauss. She performed in all five of the festival’s orchestras and played side-by-side with David Krauss, Kevin Cobb and Micah Wilkinson. She performed under the batons of Christian Arming, James Gaffigan, Leonard Slatkin, and Ludovic Morlot during the festival. She also had extensive study with the American Brass Quintet, especially Kevin Cobb and John Rojak who coached her brass quintet at Aspen.

Pisgah Brass

“She has excellent technical command of the trumpet (and) has demonstrated great knowledge of trumpet pedagogy and the ability to impart this knowledge to aspiring young trumpeters. She has the ability to engender a calm and orderly atmosphere in her environment. (I) can give her my highest recommendation.”

-James Thompson

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Thank you so much! The (wedding) music was absolutely beautiful and perfect!! ?

-Grace Robbins