Maximillian McNutt

Lecturer in Trumpet


Originally from New Albany, Ohio, Dr. Maximillian McNutt is currently Lecturer in Music at the University of Virginia, Principal Trumpet of the Charlottesville Symphony and a founding member of the Cantare Brass Quintet. Previously Dr. McNutt was Principal Trumpet of the Boulder Symphony, 2nd Trumpet of the Stratus Chamber Orchestra, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at St. Olaf College. He received his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University’s Jacob’s School of Music, his Master of Music from Western Michigan University, and his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado.

As an orchestral musician, Dr. McNutt has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Roanoke Symphony, and Wintergreen Music Festival, among others. As a soloist, he has won the MTNA Young Artist Brass Division National Competition; the University of Colorado Honors Concert Competition; the Bayview Music Festival Concerto Competition; placed 3rd in the Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition, 3rd in the International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition; 3rd in the National Trumpet Competition Graduate Division; and was a finalist for the Delta Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition.

His primary teachers include Dr. Ryan Gardner, Justin Bartels, Scott Thornburg, Dr. Robert White, John Rommel, and Nathan McGee.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176