He is a trumpeter and producer born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He studied at the Eastman School of Music and in 1976, while he was a sophomore; he gained the position of Fourth Trumpet in the Rochester Philharmonic.
In 1985 he became Principal Trumpet of the North Carolina Symphony and he stayed with them for two years prior to accepting the position of Assistant Principal Trumpet in the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra . Aside from performing with the SLSO he is the Principal Trumpet for the American Kanterai in Saint Louis and has appeared as part of the Holiday Brass .
As a producer he works with the Pan Galactic Company who are based in Saint Louis, Missouri, and deal with acoustic location recording and has produced live broadcasts and a national radio series as well as recordings on the Arch Media label. In the field of education he has been on the Interlochen Arts Camp faculty and later joined the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado.
Holiday Brass recordings
Angels We Have Heard on High (Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes )
Music Masters 01782 (CD: Holiday Brass featuring Susan Slaughter)
Trumpet – Susan Slaughter
St. Louis Children’s Choirs – Concert Choir
Here he is on the right hand side of the SLSO brass members when they take on Boston.Symphony Orchestra brass..