Hailing originally from Brazil, Nairam Simoes is a renowned trumpet artist and holds the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Arkansas State University. With a dynamic international career that spans performance, music education, and clinician roles, Nairam's reputation for "virtuosity and musicality" (as lauded by ITG) has firmly established him as a respected figure in the global trumpet community. His extensive performance experience encompasses collaborations with renowned orchestras such as the Arkansas Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic, and the acclaimed Fountain City Brass Band. Nairam's artistry extends to the recording studio, where his album "Braziliana," released under the Fundamental Sounds label, received international acclaim, earning a silver medal in the Global Music Awards.
Nairam's passion for sharing his knowledge and talents transcends borders, with a schedule of masterclasses and recitals that has taken him across North America, Europe, and South America. He has also been a featured presenter at prestigious international, national, and state-level music conferences. Notably, Nairam serves as the editor of the Orchestral Spotlight Column in the International Trumpet Guild Journal, where he has conducted enlightening interviews with leading orchestral trumpet players.
At Arkansas State University, Nairam cultivates a thriving trumpet program, mentoring students who have gone on to excel at the nation's most esteemed graduate programs and have forged successful careers as performers and music educators. His trumpet ensembles have earned recognition as "one of the top student chamber ensembles in the world" (ITG) through their participation in the International Trumpet Guild Chamber Music Competition and the National Trumpet Competitions.
Nairam boasts a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music (M.M.) degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) from the University of Memphis. He is honored to be affiliated with esteemed brands in the music industry, serving as an S.E. Shires Performing Artist, a Torpedo Bags Artist, an endorser for Robison Remedies, and a recording artist under the Fundamental Sounds label. Nairam's multifaceted career continues to inspire and enrich the world of trumpet performance and education.