Degrees and Certifications:
B.M. Instrumental Music Education,
B.M. Trumpet Performance, Florida State University, 2004
M.M. Trumpt Performance, The Boston Conservatory, 2006
Natalie Hughes grew up in Miami, Florida, and after moving to Mobile in high school, graduated from Davidson High School. She received her bachelors degrees in music education and trumpet performance from Florida State University. She then went on to receive her Masters degree in trumpet performance from The Boston Conservatory. This will be Ms. Hughes’ first year at Spanish Fort Middle. Ms. Hughes began her teaching career in 2006 , at Alba Middle School in Bayou la Batre, Alabama, where she was chosen as Teacher of the Year in 2013. After teaching at Alba until 2017, she then moved to Semmes Middle School in Semmes, Alabama.
Since 2013, Ms. Hughes has served on the faculty of the University of Mobile as Instructor of Trumpet. Along with her teaching duties, Ms. Hughes is also an active performer throughout the Gulf Coast region, including performances with the Mobile Symphony, and also maintains an active private trumpet studio.
Ms. Hughes is a member of the Alabama Bandmasters Association (ABA), Alabama Music Educators Association(AMEA), National Association of Music Educators(NAfME), and the International Trumpet Guild (ITG).