Hailed “… a technical superstar and household name…” by Maestro Paul Haas, and “One of the most remarkable double (music) threats… a brilliant trumpeter and imaginative arranger” by David Srebnik of Sirius XM, internationally acclaimed trumpeter, Chris Coletti is equally renowned as a trumpet soloist, for his work as principal trumpet of numerous top orchestras, as an arranger, and, famously, his ten years with the legendary Canadian Brass. As a conductor, Chris directs the Contemporary Ensemble at Ithaca College, and has conducted the Ithaca College Gamer Symphony, Trumpet Ensemble, and will soon make his conducting debut with Ethan Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, where he is also principal trumpet. Chris performed and/or recorded with preeminent musicians and ensembles of our time, from Jon Batiste, Kanye West, and Quincy Jones, to the Metropolitan Opera Brass, the New York Philharmonic Brass, St. Louis Symphony, and conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas and Kurt Masur.
Assistant Professor, Music Performance
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Speciality: Trumpet, Arranging, Conducting, Contemporary Music, Baroque Trumpet