Kipp Brewer is a first-year graduate student at Southern Methodist University. His most recent honors include winning the concerto competition at University of the Pacific, where he also received the degree Bachelor of Music in music performance in 2016, and attending the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale. Previously, he has studied at the Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar, Eastern Music Festival Institute, and Summer Brass Institute as a Fellow. These experiences have given him the opportunity to receive coachings and lessons from the likes of Adam Luftman, Mark Inouye, Louis Hanzlik, John Wallace, Jeffrey Kaye, Chris Gekker, Judith Saxton, and Maestro Gerard Schwarz. His primary university teachers have been Leonard Ott (Oakland Symphony) and Tom Booth (Dallas Symphony). A proponent of new music and the future repertoire of the trumpet world, one of his last projects consisted of commissioning a new work for trumpet, voice, vibraphone, and double bass from a recently graduated composer of University of the Pacific. As a freelance orchestral, chamber, jazz, and solo musician, he has had the pleasure of providing services to various institutions such as community orchestras, churches, theater companies, as well as other private organizations.