“Christian McIvor is energetic, professional, and he possesses the unique ability to truly play in all styles of music. Dr. McIvor is simply the real deal as a person, a musician, and a teacher.”

-Dr. Edward Bach
Professor of Trumpet
Brandon University

“Christian McIvor is a terrific trumpet player. He is a remarkably versatile musician with the ability and consistency to produce professional performances as a classical, jazz (lead trumpet), and commercial artist. He has an excellent technique, a beautiful sound, a scintillating upper register, and tremendous endurance – he is the total package. I have always enjoyed being on stage with Christian – he is totally professional and a delightful colleague! I recommend him without reservation.”

-Jim Ketch 
Former Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director of The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra

“Christian McIvor is a brilliant musician. His work as a composer/arranger is notable and his continued excellence as a trumpet player is exceptional. Musicians around the globe will be hearing more and more from Dr. McIvor.”

-Dr. Cort McClaren 
C. Alan Publications

“Christian McIvor is the preeminent lead trumpet player in the southeastern United States. Adept at both jazz and classical music, he can do anything.”

-Steve Haines
Director, Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program
Associate Professor of Music
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“I cannot make enough positive comments about the playing of trumpeter Christian McIvor! His impeccably clean and reliable playing, stylistic sensitivity, and awareness of ensemble when required have made using him for worship services, special events, and in orchestras for oratorios and cantatas a source of great pleasure. In addition to his obviously strong musicianship he is a genuinely pleasant person with whom to collaborate.”

-Dr. Andre Lash
Lecturer in Music – Organ
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Organist and Director of Instrumental Activities 
Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC

“Solid, swinging, and professional, Christian is without question my favorite lead trumpet player in North Carolina.”

-Chad Eby
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies
Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Musical Director of The Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra

“Christian McIvor possesses the skills needed to be an exceptional lead trumpet player: great sound, great feel, mature musicality, and the ability to lead the band with both strength and finesse. I look forward to each time I get to play with Christian in the lead trumpet chair.”

-Will Campbell, DMA
Director of Jazz Studies
Associate Professor of Saxophone
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Christian is a first-rate trumpet player, an excellent musician, and a trustworthy colleague. It is always a pleasure to work with him and I recommend him without reserve.”

-Dr. Scott R. MacLeod
Assistant Professor of Voice
Music Director, Musical Theatre productions
High Point University

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