Welcome to JohnAdlerMusic.com

The website of Trumpeter/Composer/Educator John Adler


Professor of Trumpet John Adler joined the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado in 2010.  Dr. Adler has an established national reputation as a performer, educator, and composer of trumpet music in various mediums.  His diverse performance resume includes recitals, masterclasses, and performances in classical and jazz settings all across the country including conferences of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) and College Music Society.

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Projects and Upcoming Events


Ourea is a newly formed trumpet ensemble featuring my compositions and arrangements.  In August 2023, we recorded what will be our debut album “Lineage.”  More details to come soon!   Ourea consists of: John Adler – Composer/Performer Justin Zanchuk – Conductor/Performer Craig Basarich – Performer Phil Hembree – Performer Ben McCarthy – Performer Ian Sawyer …

Colorado Premiere of VOYAGES set for April 8, 2022

I’m thrilled that the Colorado Premiere of my trumpet concerto Voyages will take place on April 8, 2022 as part of  Colorado All-State Band.  The performance will be at UNC’s Campus Commons Performance Hall with the UNC Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. Wesley Broadnax. Program Notes: Voyages could be considered an autobiographical composition. The concerto …