Artwork for podcast Trumpet Dynamics
Small Town Trumpet Prof Shares Personal Injury Experience, and Why We're So Afraid to Talk Openly About Musical Injuries.
6th September 2022 • Trumpet Dynamics • James Newcomb
00:00:00 00:52:22

Share Episode


In this episode, Javian goes in-depth regarding some of the challenges he's faced on the mental side of the horn, and why a change of scenery was exactly what the doctor ordered when it came to successful music making!

In this conversation with Javian Brabham, you'll discover:

-The arts scene in southern Georgia, northern Florida Panhandle area...02:30

-Javian's trumpet backstory...04:30

-Viewing ourselves as athletes in making changes to our playing setup, physically and equipment wise...17:50

-Injuries to musicians are not talked about enough...23:20

-Getting out of a dark place emotionally, physically and spiritually...32:44

-Shifting perspectives re: the trumpet's role in our lives as we age...40:05

-Plus whatever your discerning ears deem worthy of your time and interest...

About the guest:

Dr. Javian Brabham serves as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Valdosta State University and principal trumpet of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. He holds a Doctor of Music from Florida State University in Trumpet Performance, with a certification in college teaching. He completed a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University. He has taught on the faculty at Young Harris College as the Assistant Director of Bands, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Music Academy.