A native of Fredericksburg, VA, Buddy Deshler has created a thriving career by combining the worlds of music education, performance, and
entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the University of Miami, as well as Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute. As an Educational Ambassador and Performing Artist for XO Brass, Denis Wick, Smith Watkins Cornets and Torpedo Bags, Buddy travels the country as a soloist and clinician for music programs, middle school through the university level. He serves as Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Fredericksburg Brass Institute, a summer festival that brings world-class instruction and performance to his hometown of Fredericksburg, VA. In addition, he serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Tidewater Brass Institute in Virginia Beach. When not on the road, Buddy resides in the Richmond, VA area where he can be found teaching his private studio and drinking too much coffee.