Oral History Information
Job TitleProduct Developer, Product Designer, Musician
Byron Autrey loved to tell you everything you needed to know about how a trumpet works, and I mean everything! Byron studied the craft of trumpet design for decades, having been a player all of his life. The mathematical approach he took in understanding the flow of air and the vibration of the mouthpiece led him on many capers, including one in which he designed a trumpet with Doc Severinsen. As a symphonic musician, Byron related to all levels of players and he used that knowledge in every horn he developed. His passion was apparent in every conversation he had about the trumpet.