Discussion in 'TM Lounge' started by ROGERIO, Jul 28, 2005.


    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 30, 2004
    I was recently asked to submit a bio for a Brass Band I perform with here in Phoenix and thought it might be kinda fun to create a place TM members could post their own BIO's... of course, only for those that are not "undercover". It may be a great opportunity to find we have more in common than just participation in this forum. I hope you'll join me.

    Like a good sport... here is mine:

    Rogerio Araujo is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His family immigrated to the Washington DC area in 1967 when he was 9 years of age. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY. His teachers include Col. Gilbert Mitchell (ret), Herbert C. Mueller, Adel Sanchez and David Flowers. In 1982, he received a grant from The Partners of the Americas to teach trumpet at the Brasilia Conservatory of Music. Upon his return in 1986 he proudly became a U.S. citizen. Rogerio has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestra’s including a performance as a finalist for the National Symphony Orchestras Young Soloist Competition (Kennedy Center). He holds memberships with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and The International Trumpet Guild. He has been a resident of Phoenix since 1994.

    I DON'T REALLY WANT TO BE A POLICEMAN TO THIS TOPIC... but what do you folks think about leaving this as a BIO entry only... (no conversation - other than PM's of course). This way it will serve as good, quick reference. ?? Everyone okay with that? :-)
  2. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    From the New Monopoly Website:

    Patrick G. hails from Nebraska and began playing trumpet at age 11. Always looking for new experiences and adventures, he left Nebraska to play in an Army band in the late 80's. He landed in the Baltimore/D.C. area in 1990 and has been here ever since. During his time in the Army, Patrick G. played at many high visibility functions for people ranging from the President of the United States to Harrison Ford and Whoopi Goldberg. His diverse resume includes weddings (as liturgical trumpeter), worship engagements (Christmas, Easter, etc.), well-over 400 taps (bugler for funerals), brass quintet, big band, concert band, and Latin band engagaments. Most recently, Patrick "Super" G. spent two years playing with the D.C. based salsa band Caribe and can be heard in the trumpet section on the latest recordings of The Blue Moon Big Band. Additionally, Patrick plays drums with a worship group every Sunday morning. Outside the New Monopoly, Patrick G. is a database programmer for a national computer support firm.

    Not all of this is up to date anymore, but most of it is still true or current.
  3. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

    Jan 12, 2005
    Northern New York
    This'll be great to see some other connections...I've already seen one.

    Glenn Roberts makes his home in Northern NY, where he is currently a 5-12 band teacher, holds an adjunct faculty position at St. Lawrence University teaching brass, and serves as an adjudicator of brass for the New York State School Music Association. As a conductor, he has conducted the Oswegatchie Valley District Festival Band, St. Lawrence County Music Edducators Association Valley League Band, and St. Lawrence County Junior High All-County Band. He also maintains an adjunct position at St. Lawrence University teaching brass. A Graduate of the Crane School of Music, he holds a BM in Music Education and an MM in Trumpet performance. Glenn has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York, the Adirondack Chamber Orchestra with the Gregg Smith Singers, and performs for local school musical producitons. Currently, Glenn is a member of the Northern Symphonic Winds. Glenn holds membership in Music Educator's National Conference and the New York State School Music Association. Other areas of interest are photography, outdoor recreation, and his 4 children.
  4. sinfoniantrumpeter

    sinfoniantrumpeter Pianissimo User

    Apr 10, 2005

  5. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

    Jun 16, 2005
    Tempe, Arizona
    Derek received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1988. For the past 16 years he has worked for Honeywell Engines Systems & Services as a Reliability and System Safety Engineer supporting both main aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.

    As a musician, Derek is currently the 3rd trumpet with the Mesa Symphony (1992 – Present) and Principal trumpet with the Tempe Wind Ensemble (1990 – Present with the last 3 years as Principal). He was a member of the Gabrieli Brass Quintet from 1989 – 1998, played Principal trumpet with the Mesa Community College Orchestra for the 1991 – 1992 season, 2nd Trumpet with the Phoenix College Orchestra from 1990 – 1992, and was 2nd Trumpet with the Mostly Mozart Orchestra in 1991. Derek played several services as an extra trumpet with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in 1991 and 1992.

    Derek is a member of the International Trumpet Guild (ITG) and is a recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation for participation with the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2003).

    He is a current student of Benny Nguyen (Phoenix Symphony). He has studied the orchestral literature in private lessons with Benny Nguyen, Jim Benitez, Richard Peters, and Neal Woolworth, and had individual lessons with Charles Schlueter (Boston), Ramon Parcells (Detroit), and Russell DeVuyst (Montreal).

    He and his Wife Michelle live in Tempe and have three boys.
  6. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    A native New Yorker, he began playing trumpet in the public school system and later studied with James Smith while at the Fioello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts and William Vacchiano of the New York Philharmonic. After graduating from The Juilliard School of Music, he is a conductor as well as a brass player.......................................

    Wait a minute...something's not right here.
    Better recheck.......I'll be back.

  7. eoliver

    eoliver Pianissimo User

    Nov 15, 2004
    Albuquerque, NM
    Eric Oliver has been playing the trumpet for over ten years, starting in the sixth grade. He went to Jackson Middle School, where he began his training under Betsy Van Dyke. Eric attended the Hummingbird Music Camp in the summer during middle school. Private instruction during middle school was from Dennis Heeter and Kent Erickson. He attended high school at Manzano High School, where Bruce Kroken (1945-2004) was the band director. During high school Eric studied privately with Bob Dorer and Doug Carlsen, both with the Minnesota Orchestra.
    During the summer of 1999, Eric attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, where he studied with Mike Davison and Marshall Scott.
    From 1999 up to the present Eric has studied classical trumpet with Jeff Piper, Professor of Trumpet at the University of New Mexico. Since 2000 Eric has studied jazz at the University of New Mexico with former Maynard Ferguson Bari Sax player Glenn Kostur. In addition, he has studied with several prominent lead trumpet players throughout the nation including Danny Falcone, formerly with Tom Jones and Paul Anka; and Roger Ingram, lead trumpet player for Harry Connick, Jr., and former lead trumpet player for Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman.

    Eric has played with Cafe Mocha Salsa Band in Albuquerque for over three years. He has also played with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Pops, and played with the touring company of Mel Brooks' "The Producers" when the show came to Albuquerque.

    Eric currently studies lead trumpet with Wayne Bergeron, Los Angeles studio player and lead player for Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, and lead player for countless other bands, including Maynard Ferguson. Eric is also working on a degree in Jazz Studies from the University of New Mexico.

    Guess it's a little long winded, especially with no degree yet, but I'll have it soon enough.

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 30, 2004

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