Dr. Jacob Dalager is a trumpeter, composer, and Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz at New Mexico State University.
Dalager made his U.S. concerto debut in 2016 with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and returned in 2019 with his original composition, 3futures for trumpet and orchestra. He is the former principal trumpet of the Washington Chamber Orchestra and has been a guest performer with orchestras across the globe.
As a chamber musician, Dalager plays in the NMSU Faculty Brass Quintet and previously led the Parkway Brass and M-Street Brass Quintets. A versatile crossover musician, Jacob was lead trumpet of the Wammy-award-winning bands Black Masala and Shamans of Sound.
Dr. Dalager's compositions have been commissioned and performed by the Austin Symphony, Parkway Brass, St. Olaf Band, and Lyrica Chamber Orchestra. He was a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award in 2011 and won Second Prize in the 2020 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers.
Dalager holds a D.M.A from Catholic University, M.M and Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and a B.A. and B.M. from St. Olaf College.