Addisson Grimm | Bethlehem United Church of Christ

Addisson Grimm

Chancel Choir and Handbell Director
Addisson Grimm

Addisson Grimm is an avid performer and educator in the tri-state area. He currently serves as Professor of Trumpet at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, KY, Professor of Brass and Jazz at Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN, and works as an Educational Representative for H&H Music in Evansville, IN where he resides with his wife, Katie. In addition to the many students he teaches at the collegiate level, Addisson works as a private instructor for many local middle school and high school students. Addisson frequently subs for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Owensboro Symphony OrchestraHe is also a member of the 2nd Street Big Band, which is a strain of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. He performs with the Evansville Symphonic Band in Evansville, IN, River Brass based out of Newburgh, IN, and is a consistent freelancer for weddings, musicals, and many other venues.  Addisson is originally from Madisonville, KY where graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School in 2008.  While residing in Madisonville, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  At a young age he was introduced to the music ministry due to his father being a pianist/church choir director and brother being a church organist. As he began to gain an interest in instrumental music, Addisson would become involved with numerous services and cantatas himself.  After high school, Addisson would move on to receive his Bachelor of Music degree from Murray State University in 2014, and then receive his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance degree from the University of Louisville in 2016. While studying at the collegiate level, Addisson was an active performer on the regional, state, and national stage. Some of these performances consisted of: featured ensemble (Murray State Wind Ensemble) at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., featured ensemble (Louisville Wind Symphony) at the WASBE conference in San Jose, California, competitive ensemble (Murray State Jazz Ensemble) at the Elmhurst Jazz Festival in Chicago, IL, principal trumpet of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Orchestra at the Kentucky Music Educators Conference (KMEA) in Louisville, KY, and a semi-finalist at the National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, VA.  Addisson is very excited to join the team at Bethlehem UCC and hopes to meet many new faces in the near future!