The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music, 1976
Master of Music, 1977

Northwestern University
Undergraduate study, 1971 – 1973

Interlochen Arts Academy
Diploma, 1971


California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Herb Alpert School of Music
Valencia, California

Professor of Trumpet/Coordinator of Brass Studies
2001 – present

Designs brass curriculum, engages adjunct faculty, teaches various classes (Career Design, Writing for Brass, Brass Workshop), and conducts the trumpet and brass ensembles. BFA and MFA trumpet instruction. Chamber music coach. Strategic Planning committee member. Member, New Century Players (faculty contemporary music ensemble).

Acting Assistant Dean

Managed financial aid and served on Executive Council.

Curriculum Specialist


Participated in a week-long curriculum review at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow in advance of announcing their “Open Academy” concept.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Senior Lecturer
2005 – present

Visiting Scholar
1999 – 2005

The Center for Advanced Musical Studies
Hanover, New Hampshire

2005 – present

Created a business plan and directs fundraising. Designs and implements curriculum and publicity. Negotiates fees and engages faculty. Commissions new works. Plans and monitors budgets. Hires and supervises staff. Programs and presents concerts. Presents masterclasses and private tutorials.

President, board of directors.

The Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar
2006 – present

Faculty members include Stephen Burns, Edward Carroll, Gabriele Cassone, Mark Gould, Hakan Hardenberger, Brian McWhorter, Thomas Stevens, Markus Stockhausen, and John Wallace.

The Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar
2011 — present

Faculty members include Michael Burritt, Colin Currie, Daniel Druckman, Thomas Freer, Douglas Perkins, Nancy Zeltzman, with composers David Lang, David Rosenboom, Steven Mackey, Larry Polansky, Steve Reich, and Christian Wolff.

Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Montreal, Canada

Associate Professor of Trumpet, 2007 – 2011

Brass area chair, 2009 – 2011

Adjunct Professor of Trumpet, 2005 – 2007

B.Mus., L.Mus., M.Mus., D.Mus. trumpet instruction.

Royal Academy of Music
London, UK

International Chair of Brass Studies
1997 – 2000

Chamber Music faculty
1998 – 2000

Visiting Professor
1996 – 1997, 2000 – 2001

Duties included evaluation of curriculum, adjudication, coaching and conducting various ensembles within the Academy. Also presented master classes and gave individual consultations.

Het Rotterdams Conservatorium
Rotterdam, NL

Hoofvak Docent Musicus
1986 – 1998

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate trumpet instruction.

Interlochen Arts Academy

Guest Instructor of Trumpet
1996 – 1997

Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Lake Placid, New York

Music Director (founder of the LPI music programming)
1996 – 2003

Designed and implemented curriculum. Created new directions for music programming. Negotiated fees and engaged faculty. Located and presented new talent. Commissioned new works. Planned and monitored budgets. Hired and supervised staff. Programmed and presented concerts. Presented masterclasses and tutorials.

Member, board of trustees (ex-officio).

Faculty members included John Abercrombie, Joe Alessi, Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, David Bilger, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Jane Ira Bloom, Jacqueline Bobak, Roger Bobo, Bob Brookmeyer, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Leone Buyse, the Canadian Brass, Edward Carroll, Gabriele Cassone, Linda Chesis, Eric Crees, Peter Erskine, Bill Evans, Bradley Garner, Mark Gould, Charlie Haden, Tim Hagans, Billy Hart, Tim Hutchins, Martin Katz, Kathleen Kelly, Jeffrey Khaner, Jennifer Lane, Evelyn Lear, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Patricia MacMahon, Cecil McBee, Jim McNeely, Bob Mintzer, Patti Monson, Dick Oatts, Michael Parloff, Ian Partridge, Gary Peacock, Rufus Reid, Maria Schneider, Lucy Shelton, John Shirley-Quirk, Robert van Sice, Thomas Stevens, Thomas Stewart, Markus Stockhausen, James Thompson, Barry Tuckwell, Christopher Underwood, John Wallace, William Warfield, Susan Webb, Kenny Werner, Mark Wildman, Carol Wincenc, and John Wustman.

Directed student recruitment through national audition tours

Auditions were held at the Juilliard School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Peabody Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Music (London), the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow), the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), the California Institute of the Arts, Boston University, McGill University, Yale University, Florida State University, the University of Florida, Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the University of Louisville, the University of Cincinnati, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, Western Michigan University, the University of Toronto, Rice University, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas-Austin, Centre College, Ithaca College, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Fundraising and publicity

Created sponsoring relationships with the Yamaha Corporation of America (Buena Park), Rayburn Music (Boston), The Woodwind and the Brasswind (New York), Voice of the Turtle (New York), The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow), the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA), and the Royal Academy of Music (London). Publicity included the creation of website text, ad placement in trade magazines such as Downbeat Magazine, the IAJE Journal, the ITG Journal, the Brass Bulletin (CH), the NATS Journal, Opera News, Flute Talk, the Flutist Quarterly.


Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands
James Conlon and Jeffrey Tate, Music Directors; Valery Gergiev, Principal Guest Conductor

Principal Trumpet
1986 – 1992

Guest conductors included Bernard Haitink, Edo de Waart, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Klaus Tennstedt, Kurt Sanderling, Klaus Peter Flor, Yoel Levi, Gennedy Rozdjestvenski, Mstislav Rostropovich, Hans Vonk, Lukas Foss, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Herbert Blomstedt, Paavo Berglund, Michel Plasson, Jean Fournet, Richard Hickox, Andrew Litton, Dennis Russell Davies, Mariss Jansons, Hartmut Haenchen, Neemi Järvi, Günther Herbig, Ivan Fischer, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Witold Lutosławski, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Luciano Berio, John Nelson, Gerd Albrecht, Michael Morgan, Frans Brüggen, and Eduardo Mata.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Frequent guest
1980 – 1986

Many appearances with the Society on national tours, on the PBS program Live From Lincoln Center, and on their regular series at Alice Tully Hall.

San Diego Symphony
David Atherton, Music Director

Principal Trumpet
1983 – 1985

Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, Music Director

Guest Principal Trumpet

Houston Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Foster, Music Director. Sergiu Comissiona, Principal Guest Conductor

Associate Principal Trumpet
1975 – 1976

New York Trumpet Ensemble
(managed by Melvin Kaplan, Inc.)

1979 – 1988


Master classes presented at the following institutions
1984 – present

In North America: the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the Interlochen Arts Academy, Ithaca College, University of Alaska-Anchorage, University of Southern Mississippi, Stanford University, University of Vermont, Morehead State University, University of Michigan, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Potsdam/Crane School of Music, SUNY Purchase, University of California-Davis, Boston University, Tanglewood Institute (Empire Brass), Boston Conservatory, Florida State University, University of Florida, Centre College, Northwestern University, Western Michigan University, University of North Texas, University of Louisville, Michigan State University, Syracuse University, North Carolina School for the Arts, Rice University, McGill University, École de Musique Orford.

In Europe: Bremen Trumpet Academy, Hochschule für Musik Köln (Germany), Utrecht Conservatory (Holland), St. Petersburg Conservatory “Rimsky Korsakov” (Russia), Prague National Conservatory (Czech Republic), Kuopio Conservatory (Finland), State Conservatory, Sofia (Bulgaria), Novara Conservatorio “Guido Cantelli”, Bergamo Conservatorio “Gaetano Donizetti” (Italy), Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (UK), Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Royal Academy of Music (UK), and the Rotterdam Conservatory (Holland).

In Asia: Shanghai Conservatory, Hong Kong University (People’s Republic of China), Osaka Conservatory (Japan).

Soloist with the following orchestras
1975 – present

The London Sinfonietta, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Limberg Symphony, Utrecht Symphony, Gulbenkian Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi di Roma, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Madeira Chamber Orchestra, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Musica Aeterna, Chamber Soloists of Washington, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, I Musici di Montreal, Daejeon Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

Soloist with the following conductors
1975 – present

James Conlon, Gerard Schwarz, Kent Nagano, Yuli Turovsky, Hartmut Haenchen, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Philippe Entremont, Lawrence Foster, Oliver Knussen, Richard Hickox.

Chamber music with the following ensembles
1975 – present

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bach Aria Group, New York Chamber Soloists, Chamber Soloists of Washington, Wallace Collection, New England Bach Festival (Marlboro), American Brass Quintet, New York Trumpet Ensemble, Music Today, Speculum Musicae, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, I Musici di Montreal, Ten of the Best, CalArts New Century Players.

Chamber music with the following conductors
1975 – present

Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Gunther Schuller, Gerard Schwarz, Christopher Hogwood, Frans Brüggen.

Performances as a conductor
1986 – present

National Orchestra of Peru, Soundscapes Montreal, Canadian Brass and Friends, Louisville Brass Society, Chamber Soloists of Washington, Metamorphosis Ensemble (London), Desford Colliery Band, Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, CalArts Brass Ensemble, CalArts Chamber Orchestra, Brass Band Rijnmond.

Performances at the following music festivals
1980 – present

Aspen, Tanglewood, Grand Teton, Caramoor, Orford, New England Bach Festival, Juneau Jazz and Classics, Vermont Mozart Festival, Mostly Mozart, Bach Aria Festival, Edinburgh Festival, London Proms, Salzburg, Prague Spring, Madeira Bach Festival.

Freelance trumpeter with the following organizations
1976 – 1986

Dance Companies:

As Principal Trumpet: Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Stuttgart Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Ballet (London), London Festival Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater, Cuban Ballet.


As Principal Trumpet: American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Chamber Symphony, American Composer’s Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Musica Aeterna, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Musica Sacra, Philharmonia Virtuosi.

As extra trumpet: Berlin Philharmonic (von Karajan), Orchestra di La Scala (Abbado), Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Solti), New York Philharmonic (Boulez, Slatkin), Atlanta Symphony (Shaw).


NBC, ABC, and PBS (Live From Lincoln Center) television. Various film scores and commercials.


Concert Artists Guild, 1986 – 1987, 1995 – present
Chamber Music America, 1997
Young Concert Artists, 1986
International Trumpet Guild, 1992, 1993
Rotterdam Philharmonic, 1986 – 1992
(Chair, RPhO audition committee), 1990 –1992
CalArts at Juilliard (all disciplines), 2003


Universal Edition (UE) Gustav Mahler: The Complete Trumpet Parts
Foreword and performance instructions (scheduled for release in 2004)

Contributing Editor of the C.A.T.S. Journal
(Cornet and Trumpet Society, UK).

Artist in Residence:


Jacqueline Jacobus Carroll (Married July, 1982)
Christopher James Carroll (Born November, 1989. Currently at Bard College)
Daniel John Carroll (Born February, 1991. Currently at the Parsons School of Design)

Written August 22, 2009

Last updated August 2, 2012