Trumpet Faculty

David Hickman thumbnail DAVID HICKMAN, founder and president of the Summit Brass, and owner of Hickman Music Editions, served as president of the Intl. Trumpet Guild, and received the Award of Merit from the ITG for his lifetime of achievement and service to the world of trumpet. Performing over 2,000 solo appearances worldwide as a recitalist and guest soloist with nearly 500 orchestras, Hickman is considered one of the world’s pre-eminent trumpet virtuosos, touring Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and virtually every major U.S. city. He has released 19 albums, over 40 articles, 100 editions of solos, and important trumpet and music texts published including Trumpet Pedagogy: A Compendium of Modern Teaching Techniques and The Piccolo Trumpet. Hickman’s newest book, Trumpet Greats, was just released. His students held or occupy leading positions with hundreds of the world’s most prestigious ensembles and universities.
Alan Hood Thumbnail ALAN HOOD is Assoc. Professor of Trumpet at the Lamont School of Music. He performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Montreux and N. Sea Jazz Festivals with the Phil Collins Big Band, and performed with the orchestras of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James. Hood has appeared with Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen, Natalie Cole, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Faddis, Conte Candoli, Clark Terry, Curtis Fuller, and Wynton Marsalis. He directs the Lamont Jazz Ensemble and performs with the faculty brass trio and jazz combo, and hosted the 2004 Intl. Trumpet Guild conference and the RMBI from 2007-11. Al performs and records with the Denver Brass, the Ken Walker Sextet, and others, and has released his debut solo CD “Just A Little Taste” and co-led H2 Big Band CD “You’re It!” with colleague/arranger Dave Hanson.
John Marchiando thumbnail JOHN MARCHIANDO, Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of New Mexico, Principal Trumpet with the New Mexico Philharmonic. John has also held positions with the Phoenix Symphony and the Arizona Opera and has performed with the Santa Fe Opera, Summit Brass, Colorado Symphony, Tuscon Symphony, Santa Fe New Music, the Figueroa Music and Arts Project and Chatter 20/21. He also is a member of the acclaimed trumpet ensemble, Tromba Mundi. His D.M.A dissertation, “The Rafael Méndez Online Library”, is the official website of the Rafael Méndez Library housed at Arizona State.
Ron Romm RONALD ROMM, formerly of the Canadian Brass, has shared the stage in live performance and recorded CDs with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Faddis, Doc Severinsen, and brass performers from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Berlin Philharmonic. He was appointed Professor of Trumpet and BA Nugent Professor of Music Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and maintains a full teaching schedule. Ron and his wife Avis continue an active concert career as a spectacular Trumpet and Piano duo. He is a Yamaha Artist/Clinician.
karinbliznik thumbnail KARIN BLIZNIK joined the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in September 2013. Prior to joining the SLSO, she held the Associate Principal position in the Atlanta Symphony as well as Principal positions with the Santa Fe Opera, Charlotte Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony.
As a faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival, Ms. Bliznik spends several weeks of her summer teaching and performing in a number of the festival’s orchestras. Ms. Bliznik coached the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America through Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute last summer. She is a brass coach of the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and also works with St. Louis’ El Sistema “Orchestrating Diversity” program. She has appeared in performances and master classes at the National Brass Symposium, the National Trumpet Competition, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference. Ms. Bliznik is grateful to have been given the opportunity to perform with many internationally renowned orchestras throughout her career including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Boston Pops, and the New York Philharmonic as guest Principal Trumpet.