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Craig Heinzen

Associate Professor of High Brass


Office: 113 DeBose Annex
Phone: 225-771-3302
Fax: 225-771-4082


D.M.A. Louisiana State University
M.M. University of Notre Dame
B.M. University of Missouri


Dr. Craig Heinzen, Associate Professor of Music, is the trumpet and horn professor at Southern University in Baton Rouge, a position he has held since 1996. In addition to his studio. he also teaches music history and has taught counterpoint.

Craig is an active performer in the Baton Rouge community and throughout southern Louisiana. He holds
the position of second trumpet with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, which he has held since 2000. In addition to the BRSO, Craig enjoys playing with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans and has played with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Craig received his Doctoral of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance in 2006 from Louisiana State University where he studied with Jim West. He also received minor in music theory under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffrey Perry. Craig has a Master's Degree in Performance and Literature from the University of Notre Dame where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Betty Scott was his trumpet teacher at Mizzou. Craig has furthered his trumpet study with Armando Ghitalla and Dr. Joseph Skillen.