Abby Temple

University of Kentucky

Abby Temple is a Kentucky-based trumpeter and artist from Hickory, North Carolina. Passionate about classical music in diverse formations and the versatility of the trumpet, she regularly performs early music to contemporary works with everything in between. Abby currently serves on faculty at the University of Kentucky as an Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet, where she assists Dr. Jason Dovel in teaching the trumpet studio, plays in the UK Faculty Brass Quintet, and works as Assistant Director of the UK Summer Trumpet Institute. She has performed on baroque trumpet with Mountainside Baroque, Bourbon Baroque, and the Kentucky Bach Choir, and on modern trumpet, she served as Principal Trumpet with the Du Bois Orchestra (Cambridge, MA). She recently performed the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. For her solo projects, Abby performs programs of her own artistic connections by incorporating multi-disciplinary art, free improvisation, and teaching artistry. In 2021, Abby co-founded Chroma Collective, a 501(c)3 organization and chamber group that combines music and visual art in interactive performances and promotes composers from historically marginalized backgrounds. Abby earned a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, and holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from the University of Kentucky. Abby has studied trumpet with Ashley Hall, Andy Kozar, Jason Dovel, Tim Hudson, and Tim Phillips.