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Adam van Vleet   [Adam V]
Long Beach California United States
Big BandCommercial/Recording
CSU Long Beach
(310) 991-6597
Contact me for: Performance opportunities & Trumpet instruction
I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education at The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. I have taught private lessons on trumpet at my home in Lakewood, CA, and have also been a substitute taught at Opus Music of the South Bay, in Torrance, CA, where I taught trumpet, French horn, and trombone to students from ages nine to fifteen. At The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music I have been a member of the critically acclaimed Wind Symphony, and have also held the principal trumpet chair in the Symphonic Band, and the lead chair in the Studio Jazz Band. In addition to these groups, I have also held a spot in the school's Symphony Orchestra, where I was assistant principal trumpet on Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

Each Spring since 2009, I have played coach horn at The Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Los Angeles, located at the Santa Fe Damn Recreational Area.

Over the years, I have been involved in musical theater throughout the South Bay, having played trumpet in the pit orchestra for productions such as The Wiz, The Boyfriend, Promises, Promises, All Shook Up, Hello, Dolly!, and Mame. Some Los Angeles area-based groups I have played with include The Wiseguys Big Band Machine, The Fabulous Esquires Big Band, The Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra, and The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra.

I currently study trumpet with Rob Frear, and have studied with Dan Fornero and David Washburn.