UCF Music Department
Luis Miguel Araya

Luis Miguel Araya

  • Assistant Professor

Luis.Araya@ucf.edu
407-823-0089
Office Hours: 8pm to 5pm
Campus Location: PACM106

Dr. Luis M. Araya, winner of the 2004 Ellsworth Smith International Solo Competition and current member of the renowned brass ensemble Dallas Brass, is originally from Alajuela, Costa Rica.  He started his musical training at the “Conservatorio Castella” Arts High School, and later moved onto undergraduate studies at the University of Costa Rica and the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica under Professor Ricardo Vargas.  He continued his graduate studies at Loyola University in New Orleans, and later went on to Arizona State University as student of Regents’ Professor of Trumpet, David R. Hickman. Additional teachers and mentors include Gilbert Johnson, Josef Pomberger, Rod Franks of the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Empire Brass. 

With his many gifts and incredible versatility, Luis Araya has excelled in all possible ways as trumpeter.  As soloist, he has performed on numerous occasions with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica in trumpet concertos by Haydn and Hummel with conductors Irwin Hoffman and Ferenc Gabor. Other solo performances include Haydn and Molter concertos with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich’s Piano concerto #1 with the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra in Sweden as part of the Credomatic Music Festival, Telemann’s Concerto No. 1 with the Loyola University Chamber Orchestra, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.2 with the Heredia Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, and many others. 

As an orchestral musician, Araya dedicated 14 years in the trumpet section of the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra. He has also been invited as guest principal trumpet of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, and performed in other guest trumpet positions with the Fort Smith Symphony, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the Americas of Pablo Casals, and the Pacific Music Festival orchestra in Japan under conductors Christoph Eschenbach and Myung Gung Chung. 

Other invitations include performing in festivals such as the Fifth Trumpet Festival in Manizales, Colombia, the Teror Trumpet Festival in Canary Islands, First Chamber Music Festival of Central America in Nicaragua, Brass Festival of the Costa Rican Trombone Quartet, and a solo recital at the 2005 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, an award following his Grand-prize win at the 2004 Ellsworth Smith Competition. 

An ardent educator as well as performer, he has presented master classes at Ithaca College, Loyola University, and Washburn University, which led to soloist and concert engagements with the universities.  As a passionate member of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG), Araya was invited to perform in the New Works Recital at the 2014 ITG conference in Pennsylvania.  Earlier that year, his scholarly article on the history of trumpet-usage in mariachi music was published by ITG.  As professor, Araya served more than 10 years on the faculties of the University of Costa Rica and the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica. In the United States, Dr. Araya served for two years as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. While finishing his doctoral studies under mentor David Hickman at Arizona State University, Araya performed Giuseppe Tartini’s Trumpet Concerto with the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra as winner of Concert of Soloists competition.  He was also member of the internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass for 5 seasons. Other chamber music experience include the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, the Sonoran Brass Quintet, and performed as Solo Cornet with the Salt River Brass conducted by Patrick Sheridan and Samuel Pilafian. 

Luis Araya serves as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is currently an artist for Stomvi trumpets and Warburton musical products.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11095 MUN3431L Brass Quintet Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
10162 MVB1211 Secondary Trumpet Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10165 MVB1411 Trumpet Ⅰ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10170 MVB2421 Trumpet Ⅱ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10175 MVB3431 Trumpet Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10451 MVB3431 Trumpet Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10180 MVB4441 Trumpet Ⅳ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10184 MVB5451 Trumpet Ⅴ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
10579 MVB6461 Trumpet Ⅵ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80448 MUE2460 Brass Techniques Face2Face Tu,Th 8:00AM - 8:50AM Available

The purpose of this course is to provide music educators with basic information concerning teaching methods and performance techniques for brass instruments, specifically trumpet and horn. Students will follow a course of study that will enable them to teach beginning students at the elementary or secondary school levels and to continue to provide them with an accepted, organized approach to learning and developing brass techniques and skills. 

81203 MUN3431L Brass Quintet Face2Face 12:00AM - 12:00AM Not Online
No Description Available
80185 MVB1211 Secondary Trumpet Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80188 MVB1411 Trumpet Ⅰ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80193 MVB2421 Trumpet Ⅱ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80198 MVB3431 Trumpet Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80505 MVB3431 Trumpet Ⅲ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80203 MVB4441 Trumpet Ⅳ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80208 MVB5451 Trumpet Ⅴ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80610 MVB6461 Trumpet Ⅵ Face2Face M 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017

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