Dr. Warren Balfour
Dr. Warren Balfour professor Emeritus at Cuesta College, in San Luis Obispo, California, remains on the faculty as an applied trumpet instructor. In 1992, he received the Outstanding Academic Faculty Award. He is active as an adjudicator and clinician at major jazz festivals throughout the western United States. He has guest directed the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Honor Jazz Band, the All-Arizona State Honor Jazz Band, the Bay Section CMEA Honor High School Jazz Ensemble, and most recently, the All-Nevada State High School Honor Jazz Ensemble in Reno Dr.
Balfour has also served in various professional capacities over the years: Western Division Coordinator for the International Association for Jazz Educators; Treasurer of the California Unit, International Association for Jazz Educators; as well as President of the Music Association of the California Community Colleges.Under his leadership, the Cuesta College Jazz Ensembles (as well as Jazz Choir Ensembles) made ten European tours to perform in major summer jazz festivals in the Netherlands and Switzerland.He has received degrees from Los Angeles City College; Cal State, Los Angeles; Cal State, Long Beach; and a doctoral degree from the University of Northern Colorado