Founder Bio

About the Symphonic Arts Founder, Dr. Recktenwald

Jim-Recktenwald-croppedDr. James Recktenwald is a professional trumpeter in Louisville, KY. Dr. Recktenwald is the founder, manager and trumpeter of Kentucky Brass and Symphonic Arts Entertainment. He performs recitals and concerts throughout the Louisville and Kentuckiana areas and holds the Assistant Principal Trumpet position with the Louisville Orchestra. Additionally, Dr. Recktenwald directs the Horizons Brass Ensemble for the Louisville Youth Orchestra.

Dr. Recktenwald enjoys an active trumpet studio, regularly placing students in the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS), All-County Band and Orchestra Programs and Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA), All-State Band and Orchestra Programs. Dr. Recktenwald also conducts master classes and trumpet sectionals for many of the local schools.

Dr. Recktenwald is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of The Youth Performing Arts School. He holds degrees from The University of Louisville and The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Recktenwald has held positions at Memphis State University, Bellarmine University, Settlement School of Philadelphia, The Louisville Academy of Music, Pennsylvania Pro Musica, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, The Haddonfield Symphony, The Harrisburg Symphony and The Delaware Symphony.