Strait, Tom

 Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Ensembles; former Chair, Music Department; Minnesota State University – Moorehead
Doctor of Arts degree in trumpet performance, University of Northern Colorado
Master of Music, University of Texas at Austin
Yamaha performing artist
Professor of Trumpet, Montana State University, -2002
former trumpeter, U. S. Air Force Academy Falconaires
performances with Bob Hope, Robert Goulet, Nancy Wilson, and Doc Severinsen
Senior Recital, 1981
Junior Recital, 1981
student of Bill Pfund, Ray Crisara, and Don Kramer


Tom Strait presented a master class and recital at Henderson State in March, 2016

Sonatine – Francaix

Legende – Enesco

Postcards – Plog

Sonata – Ewazen

Dr. Tom Strait during a master class in the Recital Hall in 2008

Alumni Recital, Spring, 2016

Jean Francaix Sonatine
Georges Enesco Légende
Anthony Plog Postcards
Eric Ewazen Sonata

Alumni Recital, Fall, 2008

Johann Friedrich Fasch Concerto in D major
Paul Hindemith Sonate
Harry Warren You’re My Everything
Tom Harrell Train Shuffle
Woody Shaw Sweet Love of Mine


Senior Recital, Spring, 1981
Vittorio Giannini Concerto
Giuseppe Tartini Concerto in D major
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto in E-flat major
Dizzy Gillespie Night in Tunisia, A


Junior Recital, Spring, 1981

Heinrich Stolzel Concerto in D major
Andre Jolivet Concertino

Other Performances

Senior Recital Spring 1979 Paul Henneberg Triplets of the Finest with Dave Laubach and Tom Strait, cornets
Senior Recital Fall 1979 Erik Leidzen Trifolium with Buddy Deese and Gary Miller, cornets
Senior Recital Spring 1980 Samuel Scheidt Canzon with John Jones, Ed Johnson, and Mike Bull, trumpets
Solo with band Spring 1981 Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto in E-flat major  


Performance Labs

Fall 1979 Vittorio Giannini Concerto Allegro energico
Fall 1980 Tomaso Albinoni Concerto in B-flat major  
Spring 1985 Halsey Stevens Sonata