Mary Thornton is the Professor of Trumpet at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi where she received the 2017 University Excellence Award for Creative Activity. She is a member of the Corpus Christi, Mid-Texas, and Victoria Symphonies, and has performed as an orchestral and chamber musician from Seguin, TX, to Sydney, Australia. Mary has presented lectures and recital performances at the Texas Music Educator Association Conventions, International Trumpet Guild Conferences, and numerous high schools and universities. Her innovative chamber ensemble, Drumpetello, has just released their debut CD with Summit Records. Mary Thornton is a Yamaha Performing Artist.