Christian Baughman

last updated 7/5/2018

Christian Baughman

Trumpet Instructor at Des Moines Symphony

1011 Locust Street Suite 200, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
HQ Phone:
(515) 280-4000

General Information


Instrumental Music Instructor - Ankeny High School

Director of Bands - North High School - Des Moines Public Schools

Brass Instructor - Colts Corporation


Bachelor of Music Education degreeDrake University

Master of Music Education degreeBoston University


Advisory Board Member - Iowa Bandmasters' Association Inc

Member - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Member - The National Association for Music Education Inc

Faculty Member - Symphony Academy

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Christian Baughman,Trumpet
Christian Baughman is currently the seventh grade instrumental music instructor in the Ankeny Community Schools and has previously held teaching positions in the Des Moines, Newton and Johnston public schools. He has also instructed the brass line of the World Finalist Colts Drum and Bugle Corps of Dubuque, Iowa. Mr. Baughman studied the trumpet with Andy Classen at Drake University where he was a member of the Drake University Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band I. His teaching philosophy for trumpet centers on showing students how daily practice of the fundamentals can make playing the trumpet easier and more rewarding. Mr. Baughman is passionate about music making and the positive impact music education can have on young people's lives. Mr. Baughman earned his Master of Music Education degree from Boston University in January 2008 and has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Drake University. He is a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, Music Educators National Conference and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Baughman resides in Clive with his wife Kelly and their three year old son, Elliot.

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