Michael Hengst, trumpet
Dr. Michael T. Hengst teaches trumpet, serves as brass area coordinator, and directs the Roadrunner Pride Pep Band at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to his appointment at MSU Denver, he served on the faculties at The University of Texas at Austin and Southwestern University. Dr. Hengst holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied with Edward Bach, and a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance from The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Ray Sasaki.
Dr. Hengst has also been nationally recognized as a 1st prize winner in the 2001 UGA Brass Quintet Competition of the Americas, Finalist and Honorable Mention at the Crawford Trumpet Competition, 3rd Prize winner at the 2005 National Trumpet Competition in the Master's and Ensemble Divisions, and 4th Prize winner at the 2007 National Trumpet Competition. He is a member of the Boulder Brass, and has played with the Colorado Ballet, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Fort Collins Symphony, the Denver Brass, the Victoria Bach Festival, the Abbey Bach Festival, the Fayetteville Symphony, the Fred Hess Big Band, the Denver Municipal Band, and the Austin City Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble. Dr. Hengst has played throughout the United States and Europe and serves on the artist faculty for both the Rocky Mountain Trumpet Fest and the National Trumpet Competition.
Hengst is a Bach trumpet performing artist. He currently lives in Centennial with his wife Brooke, their twin daughters, and their rescue pugs and weimeraners.