Logan Tsuji

Class of 2019, Music Performance, Trumpet

After graduating from the University of Evansville in 2019, Logan went on to receive his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021. During this time, he studied under Professor Ronald Romm of the Canadian Brass. Logan was also a member of the Illinois Wind Symphony, University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and was a finalist in the 2020 UISO Concerto Competition. He credits his preparedness for graduate school to the excellent faculty and opportunities provided at UE, which he believes set him up for success. During his four years in Evansville, Logan was an active member of many of the ensembles offered, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Jazz Band. He is also a winner of the 2019 Vukovich Concerto Competition and the 41st Annual Gumberts Award Competition. He returned to Evansville in the spring of 2022 to play the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the UE orchestra.

Being born and raised in the small town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, Logan’s move to southern Indiana at the age of 17 was nerve-wracking. The small, tight-knit community of the UE music department, however, made him feel right at home. The knowledgeable, caring faculty and supportive classmates he encountered created a learning environment that was conducive him to both honing his craft and receiving a well-rounded education. The opportunity to perform with both the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Evansville Symphonic Band while at UE provided Logan with valuable professional performing experience. He was also a member of the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, where he met and created close bonds with like-minded musicians. Logan credits his passion for music and teaching to his trumpet teacher Dr. Timothy Zifer.

Logan currently lives in Hilo where he teaches a private studio and is an active performer in multiple ensembles around the island.