International orchestral musician and trumpet soloist Adrian D. Griffin is enjoying a vivid and busy career. Prior to his appointment of principal trumpet with the Filarmonica de Jalisco, Adrian has held positions as the co-principal trumpet with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Monterrey, Ballet de Monterrey and Opera Metropolitana de Monterrey, fourth/utility trumpet with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as well as the trumpet professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Currently, Adrian is principal trumpet with the Filarmonica de Jalisco located in Guadalajara, Mexico. He also appeared in the 2011 Pan American Games in the Inaugural Ceremonies.
As a clinician, Adrian has appeared at such events as The Texas Band Masters Convention, The Texas Music Educators Association, The Iowa Music Educators Association, The New Jersey Music Educators Association, and presented master-classes and clinics throughout Mexico.
Adrian has published numerous articles with the Instrumentalist Magazine and is an ongoing contributor. In 2012, Adrian finished his greatest literary accomplishment; a book entitled Buzz to Brilliance, published by Oxford University Press.
Adrian is a performing artist and clinician for Conn/Selmer, Bach Trumpets, as well as being the first person in North America to be signed by Denis Wick as a performing artist and clinician. In 2012 Adrian signed to additionally be an Artist and Clinician for Schagerl Trumpets of AUSTRIA.