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2014 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

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Frank Campos, TrumpetFrank Campos, Trumpet
Professor of Trumpet, Ithaca College; Principal Trumpet of the Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, and Ensemble X; MM University of North Texas

Frank Gabriel Campos is professor of trumpet at Ithaca College’s Whalen Center for Music. He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University Fresno and did graduate work at the University of North Texas where he won the Outstanding Masters and Outstanding Doctoral Student Awards, as well as the Hexter Prize for Outstanding Graduate.

Mr. Campos is former principal trumpet of the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Texas Baroque Ensemble, Bear Valley Festival Orchestra, and Madera Symphony Orchestra, and he has been a member of the Fort Worth Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic, and the Monterey County Symphony. In addition, he is a former featured soloist with the University of North Texas One O’clock Lab Band, the Dallas Cowboys Band, and he has been a soloist at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Sacramento Jazz Festival, and others.

He has performed with such artists as Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Hope, and on the stages of Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, and New York’s Town Hall. He has been a member of the Texas Brass Ensemble, Sonare Early Music Consort, the New York Early Music Society, and he is a founding member of the Dallas Brass. Mr. Campos is currently principal trumpet of the Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, Ensemble X, and a member of the Ithaca Brass. He has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, Skaneateles Summer Music Festival, Central New York Jazz Orchestra, and the Gap Mangione Big Band. He has premiered numerous solo works for trumpet, most of them written especially for him, including works by Yotam Haber, Sally Lamb, Andrew Waggoner, James Willey, and Dana Wilson. 

A live performance of Campos playing one of his own works was recently featured on National Public Radio's 'Performance Today'. A member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild for 12 years, he serves as the editor and primary contributor for the ‘Clinic’ column of the International Trumpet Guild Journal and he is the author of Trumpet Technique (2005) published by Oxford University Press. He is active as a clinician, adjudicator, and soloist in both the jazz and classical idioms, and a Yamaha Artist.

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