Joan Haaland Paddock is Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Originally from Minot, North Dakota, where she began trumpet studies with Gary Stenehjem, Paddock is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University, where she studied trumpet with Charles Gorham and conducting with Fred Ebbs and Ray Cramer. From I.U. Paddock received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, and studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with trumpet soloist, Harry Kvebæk. Paddock has performed as trumpet soloist and conductor throughout the Americas, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East – most recently as trumpet soloist with the Linfield Concert Choir in their performance tour to Costa Rica. Paddock is founding member and trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a classical trio comprised of trumpet, soprano, and keyboard; the group performed 10 concerts in Norway in 2007 and performs throughout the Northwest and California. Paddock received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for original music written and performed by her for a television documentary in 1992. As a Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Music Corporation, Paddock performs as cornet and trumpet soloist with school and community bands throughout the United States. A longstanding member of Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra trumpet section, Paddock also performs as ‘on call’ trumpeter with the Oregon Symphony and the Portland Opera. Dr. Paddock is a Fulbright Senior Specialist candidate for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Dr. Paddock holds memberships in the International Trumpet Guild, College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC), Oregon Band Directors Association, and the Oregon Music Educators Association. Paddock returns annually to Minot where she performs on trumpet and the Lur (Norwegian Wooden Trumpet) for the Norsk Høstfest, North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival.