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Education

  • B.M., Performance, Grand Valley State University (2007)

Jonathan Ruffer

  • Adjunct Professor of Trumpet

  • Traditional Undergraduate Communication, Media & Music Division

Education

  • B.M., Performance, Grand Valley State University (2007)

Professor Jonathan Ruffer is an experienced trumpet player and teaches applied trumpet lessons to music students at Cornerstone University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Grand Valley State University.

Professor Ruffer has extensive experience playing for various musical groups in the West Michigan area and brings his performance expertise and technique to the classroom to train his students to become competent musicians. He has played in pit orchestras for productions such as “Elf,” “Into the Woods,” “The Student Prince,” “Catch Me if You Can” and “Sweeney Todd.” He has also played with the cover band Fairey Fox, the Antiphon Brass Ensemble and the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra. He was a semi-finalist for the United States Air Force Ceremonial Band in 2009 and a finalist for second trumpet at the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra.

Professor Ruffer lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys running and participating in races with his family.

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