Timothy Hering is Co-Principal Trumpet for the Kent State University Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Jungho Kim. Previously, Mr. Hering served as Principal Trumpet for the Kent State University Wind Ensemble, the Westminster College Symphony Orchestra, and the Westminster College Wind Ensemble. During the 2020-21 season, Mr. Hering showed his versatility as a trumpeter by serving as Co-Lead Trumpet in the Westminster College Jazz Ensemble, where he was featured soloist in Benny Golson’s I Remember Clifford. Mr. Hering is currently a member of the Kent State University Jazz Orchestra and regularly performs with the Lawrence County Band, Mercer County Band, Buhl Band, and several chamber groups.
As a senior undergraduate at Westminster College, Mr. Hering won the Diversity and Inclusion Award for his multimedia presentation: Langston Hughes – A Symphony of Truth in Black America, which featured him performing his flugelhorn arrangement of Lewis Allan’s Strange Fruit. Mr. Hering was a finalist in the Kent State University Concerto Competition in 2021 and the Westminster College Concerto Competition in the fall of 2020. In the summer of 2019, he was named a Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research Fellow for his work on the Involuntary Activation of the Valsalva Maneuver in Brass Instrumentalists. Mr. Hering has served on the International Trumpet Guild’s Non-Pro and Comeback Player Committee since 2018.
Mr. Hering graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westminster College with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Music, where he studied trumpet with Dr. Timothy Winfield. He is currently a Graduate Assistant at Kent State University pursuing a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance studying under Dr. Amanda Bekeny.