Kevin Woelfel, entrepreneurship
Kevin Woelfel the Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Previously, he was the Director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at University of Colorado at Boulder. His diversity in the music industry includes performance, composition, and manufacturing. At age nineteen, Mr. Woelfel's professional career began as the Third/Assistant Principal Trumpet in the Spokane Symphony. Kevin went on to perform over the years with many orchestras including the Chicago Lyric Opera, Grant Park Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Active in the jazz and pop genres, he has played with the Larry Elgart Orchestra, Third World, and numerous touring productions. As a composer and arranger, Mr. Woelfel was in the U.S. Air Force band program stationed in Vacaville, California and Yokota, Japan. He has also written and arranged music for many projects including docudramas for air on National Public Radio. A serial entrepreneur, Kevin has founded several companies including WolfPak Incorporated, and Rocky Mountain Case Works, both of which produce high-end music instrument cases for international distribution. He was also Director of Operations for the David G. Monette Corporation, manufacturer of exclusive custom trumpets. Most recently, Mr. Woelfel has founded ArtsStart.org to distribute his opportunity analysis tool called I'mART.