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.
JOE BURGSTALLER has been called “quite simply, a superstar of the trumpet” by conductor JoAnn Falletta, and has captivated audiences throughout the world with his dazzling virtuosity, musical sensitivity, and engaging personality. Perhaps best known in the brass world as a former long-time trumpeter and arranger for the famed Canadian Brass, he joined The Peabody Institute as Distinguished Visiting Artist in 2007, and now resides in Baltimore as a full-time faculty member teaching trumpet and brass chamber music. Joe tours worldwide as a soloist (most recent appearances include Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Taipei,
Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Winnipeg, Hamburg, Bologna, US Virgin Islands and 22 U.S. states), as a chamber musician (New York Brass Arts Trio, Meridian Arts Ensemble and the classical/jazz group MP4), as a guest orchestral musician (most recently including Guest Principal of the NDR – Hamburg and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the section of the New York Philharmonic) and as a clinician with his groundbreaking “Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing®” masterclasses for all instruments. His extensive discography includes solo CDs (License to Thrill and The Virtuoso Trumpet), Jazz CDs (several Top-50 Jazz Radio) and three Top-10 Billboard hits with Canadian Brass. He has performed in front of more than 45 orchestras (Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, New Jersey, Virginia, et.al), in more than 50 Music Festivals (14 summers at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA) and has performed and taught at over 100 universities, conservatories and colleges. Joe Burgstaller is a Yamaha Performing Artist.