Adjunct Assistant Professor, Trumpet
Since joining Canadian Brass in 2009, trumpeter/arranger Christopher Coletti has performed hundred of concerts, made TV and radio appearances around the world with the group, recorded four Billboard chart-topping/award-winning CDs, filmed multiple music videos, and arranged a plethora of music that The Brass has recorded and regularly performs. Canadian Brass' dedication to music education is a perfect fit for Coletti, who enjoys sharing his unique perspective as a full-time performer, active educator, and recent college graduate with students and fellow teachers.
Coletti received a master's degree from The Juilliard School and a bachelor's degree from Manhattan School of Music, which he completed in just three years. Throughout his education, Coletti received multiple awards and scholarships, and won a number of competitions including the Music Academy of the West Chamber Concerto Competition, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, LaGuardia Arts Concerto Competition Staten Island Symphony Concerto Competition, The Tanglewood Music Center Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Fellowship and Susan B. Kaplan Fellowship,The Juilliard School Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship,
Coletti got his professional start as principal trumpet of The Huntsville Symphony in Alabama. Comfortable in many musical styles, Coletti has performed with a wide range of musicians ranging from Yefim Bronfman, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Ricardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Miami Sound Machine.