CJ Seipp Music

TrumpetsCJ Seipp Music Publications was created in 1994 by Chuck and his wife Julie making available Chuck’s arrangements for brass and trumpet and organ. Here you can find a catalog of his well-known brass quintet works and popular Wedding Book.

Chuck Seipp is a professional trumpet player, music educator, arranger and publisher in the Washington, DC area. Chuck started arranging for his brass quintet, The Commonwealth Brass, and with the encouragement of friends decided to make these arrangements available.

Performing weddings for many years, Chuck realized the need for a collection that incorporated selections perfect for any ceremony and felt “The Wedding Book” would be a great resource for organists and trumpet players.

Since retirement from The United States Army Band, Chuck has been enjoying his love of teaching as well as performing. This site includes recordings, upcoming performances, teaching references, press kit info and performance options that encompass a variety of musical scenarios as soloist, clinician, the Commonwealth Brass Quintet, and has enjoyed touring the country with Randall Sheets as the Seipp/Sheets Trumpet & Organ Duo.

Chuck Seipp
Yamaha Performing Artist
Associate Professor of Trumpet
Shenandoah Conservatory, 2013-2019
Visiting Professor of Trumpet, Texas Tech, 2012-2013
The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” 1980-2012
BME, Kansas University
MMA, The Catholic University of America
DMA, The Catholic University of America

For Information About The Seipp/Sheets Trumpet & Organ Duo Visit:                                       www.seippsheetsduo.com

“Chuck, thank you for being such a savvy inspiration. Wishing you a magical and successful artistic life!”….David Cutler, Author, The Savvy Musician.                                          Quote from David’s book, p. 210….“Trumpeter Chuck Seipp (www.cjseippmusic.com) began creating brass arrangements of classical favorites and wedding music for his own gigs, but the demand for these settings resulted in an unexpected business.”

Chuck Seipp Masterclass Topics

Entrepreneurship – Side hustles to make a life in music today.

Recital Preparation – How to play the performance you deserve.

Routine – Daily trumpet fundamentals to build a strong foundation.

Peak Performance – Enjoy performance through managing breath, embouchure, mind & music.

6 keys for Immediate Improvement – Posture, breath, gut, 5-point embouchure, pressure, flow.

It’s all about the flow – Shifting the focus is from note to note, to breath to breath.

Sound & Response – Concept, Listen, Match, Soft/Loud.

Musicality – Making notes on the page come alive while setting your performance free.

Articulation, Slurring and Flexibility – What to do with your tongue?

Endurance – Keys to better your stamina.

Chops – Lips, 4 corners, nose, teeth, pressure, flow, support….all dependent on each other.

Note Connection – How to do it and it’s benefits!

Military Bands – Audition expectations, how to get there and when you are there.

Arranging – Writing for any ensemble and how to make them sound great.

The World of Gigging – How to act like a pro and get called again.

Video & Audio – Audition and social media recording how-to.

Private Teaching – Why teach, how to get students, and what to teach and what to expect.

Networking – Finding the next gig.

Website and social media – How to connect.

Mock Wedding/Church Gig Experience – Trumpet Studio prepares music supplied by Seipp from his publication “The Wedding Book”. Trumpet studio rehearsal with Seipp discussing style and all the skills necessary for a successful gig. Followed by studio performance with organist, Randall Sheets, simulating gig experience.

Seipp/Sheets Duo Masterclass

Success in worship services, wedding, funerals and concerts with amateur and professional instrumentalists: An Organist and Instrumentalist Perspective.

Mock Wedding/Church Gig Experience – Trumpet Studio prepares music supplied by Seipp from his publication “The Wedding Book”. Trumpet studio rehearsal with Seipp discussing style and all the skills necessary for a successful gig. Followed by studio performance with organist, Randall Sheets, simulating gig experience.