SF State Wind Ensemble and SF State Brass Ensemble
SF State Wind Ensemble
The ensemble is dedicated to presenting an exciting variety of challenging repertoire from all musical periods, cultures and styles. The ensemble commissions new music, presents world premieres and collaborates with renowned guest artists.
While offering performers opportunities to expand their technical, intellectual and musical horizons, the SF State Wind Ensemble intends to broaden performance and teaching skills by cultivating an interest in wind music as an integral part of the American music scene. Wind Ensemble alumni perform all across the globe and hold teaching positions or leadership roles in their respective major areas of concentration throughout the U.S.
James Thompson is professor of trumpet at the Eastman School of Music. He came to this position having played principal trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since September 1990. He has held corresponding positions with the Phoenix Symphony, Orchestra of the State of Mexico, National Symphony of Mexico and, for 14 years, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He also solo trumpet of the Orchestra Toscanini.