A native of Chicago and graduate of Juilliard (BM, MM), Edward Carroll (b. 1953) is a trumpeter, conductor, and teacher of international stature. He serves as Professor of Trumpet and Coordinator of Brass Studies at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and as a Senior Lecturer at Dartmouth College. Previous appointments include Associate Professor at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in 2007 — 2011 (assuming the role of brass area chair in 2009) ,the International Chair of Brass Studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music and Professor of Trumpet at the Rotterdam (NL) Conservatory. Edward Carroll is the Director of the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, and was responsible for the music programming of the California State Summer School of the Arts from 2006-2008. He also chaired the commissioning committee of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) from 2005 — 2011.
Mr. Carroll has served as Principal Trumpet of the Rotterdam Philharmonic (James Conlon, Jeffrey Tate, and Valery Gergiev, Music Directors), the San Diego Symphony (David Atherton), and as Associate Principal Trumpet of the Houston Symphony (Lawrence Foster), touring most of the world’s major concert halls and festivals, and recording for Sony, EMI, Virgin, and Erato. A frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Edward Carroll directed, recorded, and toured with the New York Trumpet Ensemble from 1979 to 1988. He has performed with the London Sinfonietta, Speculum Musicae, Music Today, I Musici di Montreal, Orpheus, the Bach Aria Group, the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), and as soloist with many North American and European orchestras. Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Larry Polansky, Anne LeBaron, Bruce Adolphe, and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec are among the many composers that have written new music for him, and his many solo recordings can be found on the Sony, Vox, MHS, and Newport Classic labels.
Mr. Carroll has presented master classes at the Juilliard, Eastman, and Manhattan Schools of Music, the Curtis Institute, Rice and Northwestern Universities, the Universities of Michigan and North Texas, the Interlochen Arts Academy, North Carolina School for the Arts, the Tanglewood Institute, as well as at the St. Petersburg Conservatory “Rimsky Korsakov” (Russia), Shanghai Conservatory (China), Bremen Trumpet Academy and Hochschule für Musik Köln (Germany), Sofia Conservatory (Bulgaria), Kuopio Conservatory (Finland), Novara Conservatorio “Guido Cantelli” and Bergamo Conservatorio “Gaetano Donizetti” (Italy) and in the UK at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow), Royal Academy of Music (London), and Royal Northern Conservatory (Manchester). He is a frequent adjudicator of international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild, Young Concert Artists, and Chamber Music America.