Lexie Kruse

MCC Trumpet Instructor
Trumpet Masterclass for Summer Camp


  • Teaching Areas:
    Trumpet Ensemble and Brass Quintet Conductor, Private Instruction


Lexie Kruse has a diverse musical career as a trumpet soloist, pit musician, chamber performer, educator, lead player, and commercial artist.
Lexie has been a featured soloist and performed in many solo competitions throughout the United States and Europe. Her solo appearances include: The Midwest Ambassadors, Arizona State Brass Ensemble, Bemidji State Jazz Band, Bemidji State Wind Ensemble. She was a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition, MTNA Solo Competition, Grand Junction Solo Competition, and the National Trumpet Competition.

As a versatile artist, Lexie has performed concert performances with artists such as Adele. In addition, Lexie performs all around the valley, largely with the Arizona Broadway Theater which include shows such as An American in Paris, Elf the Musical, Chicago, Sister Act, La Cage Aux Folles, Titanic and Sweeney Todd.
Lexie has professional recordings including Robert Planel’s Trumpet Concerto in D Major, Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto in D, and Anothony Plog’s Postcards.
Lexie attained a Bachelor of Music degree from Bemidji State University. She was a teaching assistant for David Hickman at Arizona State University where she attained a Master’s degree in Trumpet Performance.

Lexie is adjunct Faculty at Mesa Community College and has spent over 13 years teaching trumpet, performing masterclasses, and coaching jazz and chamber ensembles to students all over the country.

Academic degrees

  • M.M. in Trumpet Performance, Arizona State University
  • B.M. in Music, Bemidji State University