Instructor of Applied Trumpet
- B.M. in Music Education from Malone University
- M.M. in Trumpet Performance from The University of Akron
Michael Willard is the instructor of applied trumpet at Malone University and the University of Mount Union as well as the director of the Malone University Brass Ensemble. He is from Alliance, but currently resides in Canton, Ohio. In 2005, Michael received his B.S. in Music Education from Malone University where he studied trumpet with Chris Hall, and in 2009 he received his M.M. in Trumpet Performance from the University of Akron where he studied with Scott Johnston. Over the years, Michael's freelance career and has given him the opportunity to perform with many ensembles in Northeast Ohio including the Cleveland Winds, the Players Guild Theater Pit Orchestra, the Mansfield Symphony, the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, the Ashland Symphony, the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, the Canton Concert Band, the Sounds of Sousa Concert Band, the Trinity Gospel Temple Hour of Power Big Band, the Canton Cabaret, the Top Notes Big Band, Jimmie and the Soul Blazers, and much more. Beyond his active career in music, Michael works full-time for Mercy Medical Center's Radiology Department in Canton as clerical/administrative support staff, and enjoys learning about and experimenting with information technologies.
- Applied Trumpet