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Joan Haaland Paddock

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Joan Haaland Paddock
Professor of Music (Trumpet)

Vivian Bull Music Center 136


I love to teach, play trumpet, and coach chamber music. I am the first woman to earn a trumpet performance doctorate from Indiana University.  Awards received include Fulbright Scholarship to Norway, Emmy Award from NATAS for music composed and performed, and clinician for Bach-Selmer.

I have performed in Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. Uniquely, I sound the Lur (Nordic Wooden Trumpet) as cultural presenter in the US and abroad.

Linfield Concert Band Conductor for over 25 years, I now guest conduct and clinic bands, adjudicate festivals, and coach chamber music. Recent conducting engagements include Salem Symphonic Winds, North Coast Symphonic Band, Honor Bands, and ITG Festival of Trumpets.

Trumpeter with Salem Symphonic Winds, Oregon Symphonic Band, Yamhill River Brass, Britt Festival Orchestra, and “on-call” with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera, I perform lots!  A trained HealthRHYTHMS™ Facilitator, I lead drum circles for wellness and community-building.

Memberships include International Trumpet Guild, International Women’s Brass Conference, International Musicians Union, International Association for Music and Medicine, Oregon Band Directors Association, and Northwest Bandmasters Association.

Dr. Paddock believes music is for everyone – no one should be excluded from making and enjoying music.

Dr. Paddock teaches:

  • Music Cultures of the World
  • What to Listen for in the World (Inquiry Seminar)
  • Drumwise

The course Drumwise focuses on evidence-based rhythm and wellness, music and conflict resolution, history and uses of drums in cultural contexts, and development of community through drumming.


  • B.M.E., M.M., D.M. Performer's Certificate. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Fulbright Scholar Norwegian State Academy of Music

Academic interests

  • Conducting and Performing on All Trumpets and Lur (Nordic Birch Bark Horn)
  • All Music: Orchestral, Chamber, Choral, Instrumental, New (Contemporary), Folk, etc.
  • Music History including Music Cultures of the World
  • Music Education and Basic Musicianship
  • Music Therapy, Rhythm and Wellness
  • Music, Empathy and the Brain
  • Music and Sustainability 


International Trumpet Soloist: Mexico, Norhern Europe, Japan, Jordan, Israel, Southeast Asia, Canada. Trumpeter with Chestnut Brass, Pioneer Brass, Oregon and Indianapolis Symphonies, Portland Opera, La Camerata Nuove (Washington, DC); Salem and Linfield Chamber Orchestras. Trumpeter in Music Festivals: Peter Britt, Cascade, Ernest Bloch, Chintimini, (OR), Cabrillo (CA), Norsk Høstfest (ND) and Scanfest (CA).

Emmy Award Winner for original composition and performance for television documentary, "Journey from Death."

Adjudicator/Clinician for solo, ensemble and band festivals throughout the United States.

Guest Conductor: United States, Mexico and Canada for honor bands, trumpet ensembles and brass choirs.

Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Selmer Music Instrument Corporation.

The Lur and Prillar Guri: Dr. Joan Paddock


PBS Documentary, National Distribution: Trumpeter with the Britt Festival Orchestra in the PBS Documentary Symphony for Nature: Performing Michael Gordon's Natural History at Crater Lake National Park, 2017, Teddy Abrams, Conductor.

CORTV, Channel. 9, Oaxaca, Mexico: Live interview from Teatro Macedonia Alcalá with trumpet soloist, Joan Haaland Paddock, May 1999.

Tel Aviv Broadcasting Company: Trumpeter with La Camerata Nuove Orchestra and Choir, Handel’s Messiah performance at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. Broadcast on PBS, also shown and distributed at Cannes Film Festival, 1995.

OPB Oregon Public Broadcasting: Trumpeter with Oregon Symphony in performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, 1993, Eduardo Mata, Conductor.

OPB Oregon Public Broadcasting: Trumpeter with Oregon Symphony in Performances of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, 1992, James DePriest, Conductor.

CBA Enterprises, Inc. & Looking Glass Productions of San Diego, CA: Paddock composed and performed original music for the documentaries “Journey from Death” and “Kick the Habit.” 1991 and was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her composition, instrumental and vocal performance. 

KFMB-Television News, San Diego, CA: Subject of feature trumpet stories, produced by Emmy Award Winner, Ron Johnson, San Diego, CA 1986 & 1982. 

Conductor, Concert Band and Brass Ensembles; Teaches Instrumental Conducting, Applied Trumpet, Chamber Music, Brass Methods, World Music, Inquiry Seminar, Drumwise, Coordinator of Instrumental Activities.

Lur, Norwegian Wooden Trumpet, Nordic Birch Bark Horn.

Nordic heritage fun facts

I have had an audience with HRH (His Royal Highness) King Harald of Norway at the Royal Palace - he was the Crown Prince at the time of our visit. My mother and father were with me, and the audience centered on World War II Veteran, Olaf Haaland, my father, who was a member of the 99th Infantry Battalion Separate, a Special Forces Norwegian American Ski Troup who was the Honor Guard for HRH King Haakon when he returned from exile to Norway after World War II.

I have sounded Fanfares on the LUR for H.R.H. (Her Royal Highness) Queen Sonja of Norway at Lillehammer's open-air museum, Maihaugen, when she arrived by motorcade to cut the ribbon on her childhood home, which had been moved to this historical museum.

As trumpet soloist and chamber musician, I have performed with Halcyon Trio Oregon in the concert hall at Trollhaugen, home of Edvard Grieg near Bergen, Norway.

Would you have guessed I am of Norwegian ancestry? Family roots come from both southwest and northern Norway. I also have Irish heritage and plan a visit to Scotland and Ireland with family soon. I have been to Norway many, many times and I love it there!