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Trystan Acosta
Menomonee Falls Wisconsin United States
OrchestraClassical Solo
Falls Baptist Symphony Orchestra
Contact me for: Trumpet instruction
My name is Trystan Acosta. I am 27 years old, and I have been playing the trumpet for 16 years. I did school bands in middle and high school in NYC, which were pretty serious band programs. I finished my high school years in NJ, which had a less serious band program, but I kept playing. I took lessons through undergrad and through a 2-year Masters Degree (both degrees were in theology). I took lessons in college from local players, like Kevin Wood, Kyle Samuelson, Kelly Hofman, and Mark Gillmore, Jr. Kyle and Kelly play with the MSO on a regular basis and teach prolifically. Kevin is out of the area now, but he played with local orchestras as well. Mark is principal trumpet for the Falls Baptist Symphony Orchestra, which is housed by the Falls Baptist Music School, a school with roots going back to violin pedagogue, Mimi Zweig, and others at Indiana University.

I have performed 12 juried recitals in my undergrad and grad years, performing various classical solos such as Haydn's Concerto, 2nd M., Grand Russian Fantasia (Levy, arr. Hunsberger, from the Marsalis recording), Hummel's Concerto, 3rd M., Hindemith's Sonata, 3rd M., E. Barat's Fantasie in Eb, and Arban's Carnival of Venice, several movements, and others.

I have performed in numerous Christmas concerts (A Christmas Spectacular, check on YT) that the FBSO has performed, as 3rd trumpet. We play pieces such as Wilberg's "A Christmas Roundelay," Daniel Van Gelderen's "A Christmas Gloria," Sebesky's "A Christmas Scherzo," and Wasson's "Festival Fanfare for Christmas," among many others. I have also performed Kevin Kaska's "Gloria in Excelsis Deo" in a spring concert we have. I continue to play for the orchestra on a regular basis.

I also have taught, and still do, beginner and intermediate trumpet students.

Most importantly, I am a born-again, evangelical Christian, which means I shoot straight by principle and am honest with who I am because I fear God and believe in absolute truth. I hope we can connect about something I love to do: play trumpet, for God's glory.