Phil Snedecor

Principal Trumpet

Former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Phil Snedecor has been a driving presence in the Baltimore, MD and Washington DC area for over 25 years. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Washington Symphonic Brass, the Contractor for the Opera/Show/Ballet Orchestra at Wolf Trap, and has written a series of brass etude books that are required repertoire at many colleges and conservatories. His arrangements and compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. 

Phil attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and has held one year positions with the National Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera. Mr. Snedecor has performed and toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Recently Mr. Snedecor has been in demand as a guest principal with the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra, and as guest trumpeter for the Albany Symphony, Boston Pops and Boston Symphony.  He has recorded under the RCA, CBS, Gothic, Koss, and Summit labels. Phil’s solo CDs, The Lyrical Trumpet I and II are also available on the Summit Label. Phil is currently Professor of Trumpet at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford.

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