She is a trumpeter and conductor born in Delaware
who studied at the University of Delaware
and the Eastman School of Music.
In 1983 she took part in New
York’s 1983 Concert Artists Guild
Competition where she was a finalist and in 1984 she performed in Bloomington,
Indiana at the 2nd
International Brass Conference where she was a featured soloist.
Performing as a soloist at the Bucks County Choral
Society she has featured in their production of Handel’s Messiah and the 1998 concert Trumpets and Singers.
She commissioned the composer David Finko to write Concerto for Trumpet and she performed
the world premiere of it in October of 2004. She has also performed the premiere
of other works for trumpet by composers that include Jan Kryzwiki and Thea Musgrave
Performing as a busy soloist and musician during her
career she has been Principal Trumpet with the Basically Bach Festival
Orchestra, 1807 and Friends and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and also
played with many other orchestras and ensembles that include the Academy
Chamber Players, the Chamber Symphony of Princeton, Concerto Soloists
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Delaware Symphony, Festive Brass,
the Merion Concert Band and the Reading Symphony.
Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakely/John
RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria! Gloria!)
Soprano – Benita Valente
The Philadelphia Singers
Conductor – Michael Korn
Liner Notes: Gloria! Gloria!