Tina Erickson is an active trumpet player, teacher and former trumpet builder in East Tennessee. She holds a BM in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire, and an MM in Trumpet Performance from McNeese State University. Tina has served on the faculty of the Cadek Conservatory of Music and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and is currently serving on the faculties of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chattanooga State Community College, and Lee University. She also continues to maintain an active private studio, with young and adult students. She is co-founder and Vice President of the Smokey Mountain Trumpet Guild. Tina has served as the music reviews editor, as well as contributor to the “Ask The Teacher” column on the ITG Youth Web Site. Tina is a member of the executive board of the National Trumpet Competition, and has been since the inception of that board. She also serves on the board of directors of the International Trumpet Guild. Tina plays with the Chattanooga Symphony, and with Mr. Jack Daniels’ Original Silver Cornet Band. She also does freelance playing all over Eastern Tennessee and Northern Georgia. Tina was on the staff of Blackburn Trumpets from 1988 through 2015. She lives in Athens, Tennessee, with her two dogs, Fern and Eldon, both of whom hate the trumpet with the fiery passion of 1000 (dog) stars.