Originally from Brazil, Dr. Nairam Simoes enjoys a multifaceted international career as a performer, music educator, and clinician with a wealth of knowledge particularly in chamber and Brazilian music. Dr. Nairam Simoes holds the position of Assistant Professor of Music (Trumpet) at Arkansas State University, joining the Department of Music faculty in the Fall of 2020. 

Prior to his appointment at A-State, he served as trumpet

faculty at Lamar University and Texas A&M-Kingsville. 


As an active performer, he has played with the Symphony

of Southeast Texas, Dayton Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic,

Springfield Symphony, Kentucky Symphony as well as many other

orchestras, chamber groups, show bands and pit orchestras.

Dr. Simoes has presented masterclasses at the University of Memphis,

University of North Texas, Stephen F. Austin State University, University

of Campinas in São Paulo (Brazil) and was also Trumpet Faculty for the 

2016 Campina Grande International Music Festival in Paraíba (Brazil).

His students have competed and successfully advanced to the National Trumpet Competition Semi-Finals, in both ensemble and solo divisions.


Dr. Simoes holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Memphis. His teachers included Alan Siebert, Phil Collins, Eric Berlin, David Spencer, Kyle Millsap, Scott Moore, Marie Speziale, Jim Pandolfi, and Charles Schlueter. 

Dr. Nairam Simoes is an artist for S.E. Shires Trumpets and Torpedo Bags as well as endorser of Monster Oil.