James O’Banion received his formal education from Washington State
University and Indiana University culminating in the achievement of a
Masters in Trumpet Performance with Distinction.
He has been the Instructor of Trumpet at Lewis & Clark College for 32 years. During
his teaching career, several of his students have pursued an advanced degree in
Trumpet Performance and are currently engaged as professional musicians
or educators throughout the United States and Europe.
James is often invited to adjudicate trumpet competitions as well as
perform as a freelance artist. While trumpet teaching is of primary
importance to him, the profession of education keeps him busy, on a
daily basis, as Principal of an Arts and Academics Public secondary