John Tribelhorn is the Chair of the Music Department for the Mt. San Jacinto College District, an assistant professor at the San Jacinto Campus, and the director of the MSJC Concert Band. A graduate of the University of Redlands School of Music, where he earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in trumpet performance, John was a frequent soloist (on trumpet and piano) in many of the university's ensembles. John has performed, recorded, composed, and arranged music for a variety of Southern California classical, jazz, and popular music groups, and maintains an active performance schedule on trumpet and keyboards. Although his background is primarily in classical trumpet, John also specializes in teaching jazz improvisation and music theory, directing groups that have unique or experimental instrumentation, and working with students that are new to music.