Brian Shook

Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts & Communication
Associate Professor of Trumpet
Office: Music 207
Phone: 409-880-8070


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Arizona State University, 2006
  • Master of Music, Arizona State University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Music, Cedarville University, 2001

Brian Shook is the assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and associate professor of trumpet in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University. Prior to his appointment at Lamar, Shook served as an adjunct brass instructor at Towson University and American University. From 2004 to 2009, Shook toured the United States with The King’s Brass and since 2009 he has been a core member of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, where he has been a featured soloist with the orchestra on three separate occasions.

Shook earned a Bachelor of Music from Cedarville University where he studied with Charles Pagnard. He continued his studies as a trumpet teaching assistant for David Hickman at Arizona State University, completing both the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.

Shook’s doctoral research led him to write a biography of New York Philharmonic trumpet legend William Vacchiano. Furthering his research after graduation, Shook went on to publish his book Last Stop, Carnegie Hall: New York Philharmonic Trumpeter William Vacchiano in May of 2011. His has presented his lecture on Mr. Vacchiano’s life and career at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, University of North Texas, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. 

Brian Shook is a Vincent Bach Performing Artist and Clinician.