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RODGER LEE
Trumpet/ Herald Trumpet/ Baroque Trumpet
e-mail: rltrumpet@aol.com

SELECTED PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (Modern orchestras, ensembles)

American Chamber Orchestra (Naomi Drucker- director), Westchester Broadway Theater, New York Ragtime Orchestra, West End Symphony (New York City- Bruce Bonvisutto- contractor), New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony- (Dale Stuckenbrook- contractor), Soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra (Addison Trumpet Concerto), Soloist with the C.W. Post Symphonic Band (Kennan Trumpet Sonata), Celebrations Brass- (Patrick Dougherty- director), Live radio concert and interview on WNYC Around New York, Goldman Band, Bach Aria Festival Orchestra, Grammarcy Brass Ensemble, Royal Brass, Inc. (Founder and President), Several solo appearances with the Brooklyn College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Arts Ensemble of New York, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Clifton Davis Company (New England Tour of “Man of La Mancha”), Metropolitan Fanfare Trumpets (Melvin Broiles- director), Village Chamber Orchestra. Cathedral Symphony Orchestra at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

BROADWAY SHOWS- New York City

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The People in the Picture, Catch Me If You Can, Big Apple Circus, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby-National tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wonderful Town , Assassins , The Frogs, Flower Drum Song, Bells Are Ringing, Kiss Me Kate, Putting It Together, Peter Pan, Scarlet Pimpernel, Les Miserables.

SELECTED PERIOD INSTRUMENT ORCHESTRAS (on Baroque trumpet)

Miami Bach Society (Miami, Florida), Schola-Contorum on the Hudson (New Jersey), Portland Baroque Orchestra (Oregon), Fuma Sacra, H.I.P., (NYC), American Classical Orchestra, Connecticut, Thomas Crawford- director), Concert Royal (NYC, James Richmond- director), Trinity Consort (Portland, Oregon, Eric Milnes- director), Harmonium Chamber Singers (NJ), Strings of Lafayette (Washington, D.C) Ars Antiqua Ensemble, Centenary Festival Orchestra (The Big Gig, Richmond, Virginia), Philadelphia Classical Symphony- (Karl Middleman), director, Clarino Consort- Patrick Dougherty/ Barry Bauguess directors, Waldorf Choral Society (George Rose- director)

SELECTED RECORDINGS/ DVD’s

Bach Cantata #51 (live recording), DVD/CD of Mozart’s “Requiem” (natural trumpet), Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio” (live recording, natural trumpet), Handel’s “Messiah” (live recording, natural trumpet), Scarlet Pimpernel (Broadway recording), The Way of Life (Christian recording), Produced first solo CD entitled New American Trumpet Sonata, Produced second solo CD entitled Ceremonial Wedding Music.

EDUCATION/ TEACHING

Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, Doctorate of Fine Arts in Trumpet Performance (ABD). Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. Purchase, State University of New York, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Trumpet Performance.

Trumpet Professor- Long Island University, C.W. Post College, Brookville, NY (2002-2012) Professor of Music, Nassau Community College, NY (2009-present)