GPYO Operations Manager
Justin Way is a freelance trumpet player and arts administrator currently residing in the New
Jersey area. Justin currently serves as the Operations Manager for the Greater Princeton Youth
Orchestra. As a performer he has appeared with the Helena Symphony, Columbus (Georgia)
Symphony, and Tallahassee Symphony. He can also be heard on the music for the film Cordelia
by Tunde Kelani as well as on an upcoming album featuring the music of Mark Haggerty and
his work United Sounds of America.
Justin holds degrees from the University of Delaware where he completed his master’s
degree in trumpet performance under the direction of Mark Clodfelter and from Florida State
University where he completed his bachelor's degree under the instruction of Dr. Christopher
Moore. Justin’s other primary teachers have been Dr. Peter Wood and Dr. Thomas Miller. At the
University of Delaware, Justin was recruited to be one of two trumpets for the inaugural
graduate brass ensemble in residence program with the brass quintet, Blue Diamond Brass.
As an educator, Justin has presented educational recitals and clinics as both a soloist
and as part of the Blue Diamond Brass. These include guest recitals, clinics, and
masterclasses at numerous high schools and middle schools across the northeast, as well as
Delaware State University, Indiana University at Pennsylvania, and the University of Delaware.