James LeBlanc
Applied Instructor





Contact Information
Email   james.leblanc@acadiau.ca 

Courses Taught
MUSI 1666-4666 Principal Applied Trumpet
MUSI 1663-4663 Secondary Applied Trumpet
MUSI 3361 Trumpet Methods


A native of Nova Scotia, James LeBlanc picked up the trumpet in his school band program and has been immersed in music ever since. He has spent time away studying and performing with clinicians, conductors, and orchestras across Canada. He has returned home to share his passion, and knowledge of music with future generations. His formal training includes a Bachelor of Music in Performance from McGill University where he studied with soloist and educator Edward Carroll, a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Ottawa where he studied with Karen Donnelly, Principal Trumpet of NACO, and a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Instrumental Music from the University of Calgary.

James held a position with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the National Arts Center Orchestra. He has performed with chamber groups such as Bedford Brass Quintet, Altius Brass, and Capital Brass Works.  Since 2005, James has been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces as a musician where he has gained numerous awards and recognitions. He has performed with the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, Central Band of the Canadian Forces, La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment, and the Ceremonial Guard Band.

In addition to teaching at Acadia University, James teaches music and band with the Halifax Regional Center for Education. He is a regular clinician with Nova Scotia Honour bands, and maintains a private teaching studio. James has also taught courses at the University of Ottawa.

2010 B.Mus. Performance, McGill University
2012 M.Mus. Performance, University of Ottawa
2016 B.Ed. Secondary Instrumental Music, University of Calgary