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Biography

Trumpeter & Teacher

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Trumpeter

Soloist, Orchestral, Chamber

A native of Hanover, Pennsylvania, Brent Flinchbaugh enjoys a versatile career as a trumpeter in the orchestral, chamber music, and soloist capacity.  As an orchestral musician, Brent was principal trumpet of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra for fifteen years.  Brent also subbed in the trumpet section of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony (Miami Beach, FL).  He has worked with conductors Yuri Temirkanov, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunter Herbig, Marin Alsop, Matthias Pintscher and Gustav Meier to name a few

 

As a chamber musician, Brent has performed with the Lyric Brass Quintet and the Clipper City Brass at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage, with the Peabody Wind Ensemble, and in residence at the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.  He can also be heard on Public Radio International’s “Sing in Exhalation: Carols from the Washington National Cathedral.”

 

Brent currently resides in Columbia, Maryland with his wife Shoshana.  While not performing and teaching, he can be found on the golf course or driving range working on his ever-improving-but-still-not-good-enough game!

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Educator

Trumpet Teacher & Band Director

As a private trumpet teacher for over 20 years, I have taught hundreds of students and thousands of individual lessons.  Many of my students have earned spots in countless honors ensembles such as Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, Peabody Youth Ensembles, Maryland Junior and Senior All State Band & Orchestra, All Eastern Band and Orchestra, and all Howard County GT Ensembles.  Also, former students are currently or have been trumpet performance and music education majors at the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Peabody Conservatory, Duquesne University, Shenandoah Conservatory, among others.

I am also band director at Clarksville Middle School in Howard County, Maryland.  At CMS I direct the award winning Wind Ensemble and Concert Bands.  You can learn more about the CMS band program at www.cmsbands.com.

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