April Brumfield, MA
Music Industry Studies
Fine Arts Center
April Brumfield is Director of Brumfield & Associates Music, an agency that manages
the careers and touring of a select group of artists including world-renowned jazz
trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.
She has over twenty-five years of experience in artist management, programming, fundraising and special events management, and holds a Masters degree in Arts Administration from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She has worked with some of the most celebrated artists in classical and jazz music, including Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alfred Brendel, the Juilliard String Quartet, Fred Hersch, Paul Winter, and The Amadeus Trio, among others.
Ms. Brumfield has served in higher education since 2001, as an Associate Professor, and as the Director of Music Industry Studies at Eastern Kentucky University (from 2001-2015). While there, she created a joint degree program in Music Marketing in the College of Business Administration, and served as Faculty Advisor for both programs. She was also associate chair of the department in marketing and promotion.
Currently she is adjunct Professor at Augusta University, where she is also helping to create a certificate program in Music Industry Studies. She teaches online courses in Music Copyright, Licensing & Publishing, Careers in Music Business and Booking and Touring Management.
April is a Kentucky Peer Advisory Consultant for the Kentucky Arts Council and presents yearly professional development workshops for Kentucky Artists. She also volunteers as President of the Friends of Madison Community Band and is an active member of Jazz Educator’s Network, where she was a guest Presenter at the annual members’ conference in 2012 and 2016.
She is an accomplished trumpet player and is a former member of the McDonald’s All-American High School, (which is where she met her husband). Her passions include bowling, gardening, traveling and of course the music business.