He is a trumpeter and teacher born in Charlottesville,
Virginia, whose father was a bluegrass fiddler and jazz bassist and his grandfather was a member of the bass section in the
He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and in his
professional career has performed with numerous ensembles and orchestras
throughout the world including the Singapore Symphony, ther New Mexico
Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Grand Rapids
Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, the Columbus
Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony Brass Quintet, Florida Brass Quintet,
the Paramount Brass, and the Detroit Chamber Winds.
Performing as a soloist he has been featured with the
Eastern Music Festival, the Baltimore Symphony where he was Assistant
Principal Trumpet for a season and the Colorado Symphony, where he was
Principal Trumpet for two seasons.
In 2003 he joined the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
as second trumpet, and he has also appeared in Holiday Brass concerts with
other members from the brass section of the orchestra.
As a festival musician and teacher he spent three
years on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North
Carolina from 1999 to 2002.
Holiday Brass recordings
Angels We Have Heard on
High (Traditional French/James
Music Masters 01782 (CD: Holiday Brass featuring
Trumpet – Susan Slaughter
St. Louis Children’s Choirs – Concert