Louis Hanzlik was born in Iowa and is an internationally recognized trumpeter, chamber musician, and educator. As a member of the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the American Brass Quintet, Hanzlik has performed concerts and presented solo and ensemble master classes in Asia, Australia, North America, South America, and Europe. He is associate professor of trumpet at the University of Connecticut, has been a member of the trumpet and chamber music faculties at Juilliard since 2014, and is also on the faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School where he also serves as principal trumpet of the Aspen Chamber Symphony. As an educator Hanzlik promotes the inclusion of chamber music within a student’s learning. His dissertation, Fostering Democracy and Citizenship through Chamber Music Coaching, from Teachers College Columbia University, examines chamber music’s unique social and musical attributes. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa; a MM from Juilliard, and received his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University.