J. Peyden Shelton is currently the Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Utah. Before his currently position, he has served on the faculties at the University of Rochester and Cornell University. Peyden has performed as both soloist and ensemble member with numerous groups including the Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Washington Concert Opera, Symphony Number One, New World Symphony and Salt Lake Symphony. He also is a member of several chamber ensembles including Fifth Bridge (fifthbridge.org), the Mirari Brass Quintet (miraribrass.com), and Nova Trumpet Collective (@novatrumpets).
Peyden has a respected reputation as a clinician having presented for universities, schools, and conferences all over the world. He serves on numerous committees for the International Trumpet Guild including as the Chair of the ITG Orchestral Excerpt Competition. Peyden has written several articles for the ITG Journal and has been a featured presenter at their International Conferences.
Peyden holds degrees from Virginia Tech (BA), the University of Miami (MM), and the Eastman School of Music (DMA). He can be heard on Summit Records, SNOtone Records, Mark Records, and in the 4th Edition of the Samuel Adler’s The Study of Orchestration textbook by W.W. Norton & Company. Dr. Shelton is also a Yamaha Performing Artist.