Jared Wallis

Assistant Professor, Music Performance
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Specialty: Trumpet


Dr. Jared Wallis is a versatile performer, scholar, and teaching artist. He has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphoria, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Sonitus Clarissima Historical Trumpet and Kettledrums, Mountainside Baroque, Pegasus Early Music, and has shared the stage with artists like Sarah McLachlan, Renée Fleming, and Lang Lang.

A forthcoming scholar with diverse interests, Jared's research focuses on historical performance practice and contemporary electroacoustic performance. He has presented research and performances at the International Women’s Brass Conference, Historic Brass Society Conference, and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. He has also performed at the American Musicological Society, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and has been featured as a soloist and in ensembles in the Rochester Early Music Festival.

Jared was awarded 1st prize at the North American Baroque Trumpet Competition in 2022, 3rd prize in the graduate division of the 2019 National Trumpet Competition, and in 2014 his trumpet ensemble won 2nd prize in NTC’s ensemble division.

Jared earned his Doctorate and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with James Thompson and Boyde Hood. He also holds a master’s degree and Arts Leadership Certificate from Eastman where he pursued additional early music studies under the tutelage of Brian Shaw, John Thiessen, Christel Thielmann and Paul O’Dette. Jared completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky where he studied with Jason Dovel and graduated summa cum laude.

Jared is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.