Javian Brabham Portrait

Javian Brabham


  • Doctor of Music
    Florida State University
Dr. Javian Brabham holds a Doctor of Music from Florida State University in Trumpet Performance, with a certification in college teaching. He completed a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University. He has taught on the faculty at Young Harris College as the Assistant Director of Bands, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Music Academy and held Graduate Teaching Assistants positions at Florida State University and the University of New Mexico.

As a teacher, his students have been accepted in graduate and undergraduate programs across the country as well as K-12 job placements. His students have gone on to win International Trumpet Guild Conference (ITG) Scholarships, in addition to being selected as finalists and semifinalist at the National Trumpet Competition in both solo and ensemble divisions. He enjoys giving both trumpet and conducting clinics at universities and high schools across the Southeast. In addition, he has also been a published contributor to the International Trumpet Guild Journal.

As an artist, Dr. Brabham’s professional playing experience includes performing with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Rome Symphony Orchestra (GA), Florida State University Faculty Brass Quintet, New Mexico Philharmonic, Northwest Florida Symphony, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra, and the New

Mexico Big Band. He has presented and performed at multiple conferences including the Florida Music Educator Association Conference and the ITG Conference. In addition, Dr. Brabham has performed in Rochester, NY at the Gateways Music Festival as soloist, chamber musician, and member of the Gateways Symphony Orchestra. Competitively,

Dr. Brabham he also has been a multiple semi-finalist, as well as winner of the ITG Legacy Scholarship. His principal teachers include Christopher Moore, Jeff Piper, John Marchiando, and Gary Malvern.