Gary Ziek Gary Ziek is the Director of Bands and Professor of Trumpet at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from Michigan State University, and his Master of Arts in Trumpet Performance from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Dr. Ziek enjoys performing and conducting a wide variety of music, ranging from classical to jazz. He is active as both an arranger and composer.