Chris Scanlon to NIU

Chris Scanlon, a trumpeter based in New York City, has been appointed assistant professor of trumpet at Northern Illinois University, where his duties will begin in Fall 2020.

Scanlon has appeared with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East and across the United States. He has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theater, NYC Town Hall, the 92nd St Y, the Mercury Lounge, Kings Theater, Studio 54, in Broadway theaters for shows such as Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, An American in Paris and Kiss Me Kate, and won a position multiple years with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra.

He has performed at the Kennedy Center in DC, the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Powell Hall in St. Louis, Symphony Hall in Boston, and internationally in Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes and Auditorio Nacional, the Vienna Musikverein, the Philharmonies in Berlin and Cologne, the KKL in Lucern, Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Dubai Opera House, and the Tokyo Opera House.

Chris is the former Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at San Jacinto College, and currently serves as brass instructor at the Browning School and Avenues, The World School in Manhattan. He earned a DMA from Stony Brook University in 2016.

(Source: Northern Illinois University)

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