Micah Holt

Instructor of Trumpet
DM - University of Nevada; MM - University of Louisville: BA - University of Northern Colorado
Year Appointed
Fall 2018
  • Trumpet Lessons
Spring 2019
  • Trumpet Lessons


Principal Trumpet with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and Instructor of Trumpet at Marietta College, Dr. Micah Holt is a dynamic performer and educator. Dr. Holt earned his DMA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and moved East to study with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his position as Principal Trumpet of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Dr. Holt is 2nd Trumpet with the Johnstown Symphony and performs regularly with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Charleston (SC) Symphony, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland and formerly with the New World Symphony. Dr. Holt is the newest member of the versatile Pittsburgh based brass ensemble, The Brass Roots.

Dr. Holt performs actively as a soloist. Recent performances include the Hummel Trumpet Concerto and Böhme Sextet with The Brass Roots and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. On the competition circuit, he was a national finalist in the MTNA Young Artist Competition, finalist in the Jan and Beattie Wood Competition, two-time semi-finalist in the National Trumpet Competition, and winner of the UNLV Concerto Competition.

Dr. Holt is a dedicated educator. In his doctoral thesis, “Applied Anatomy in Music: Body Mapping for Trumpeters,” he explores misconceptions trumpeters and other musicians carry regarding their body structure, and how this effects their approach to practicing and performing on their instrument. Dr. Holt guides students through a curriculum designed to educate students on healthy productive practice and effortless musicality. His students have placed as finalists in the National Trumpet Competition. Dr. Holt is based out of Pittsburgh, PA. He received his BA at the University of Northern Colorado, MM at the University of Louisville, DMA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an Advanced Musical Studies Certificate at Carnegie Mellon University. His primary teachers include Neal Berntsen, Justin Emerich, Dr. Mike Tunnell, and Dr. Robert Murray.