Under the direction of Adjunct Associate Professor of Trumpet Chuck Seipp, D.M.A., the Shenandoah Conservatory trumpet studio hosted Los Angeles recording artist, principal trumpet of the Santa Barbara Symphony and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, teacher, clinician and recitalist Jon Lewis for a virtual brass masterclass on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Ruebush Hall. Caeley Niess ’20 (Bachelor of Music in Performance), Jonathan Wyatt ’19 (Bachelor of Music in Composition), Duncan Moore ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Performance) and Noah Granard ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Performance) performed for Lewis and received guidance on their music. Attendees also discussed valuable trumpet techniques and life in Los Angeles as a studio musician.
Additional attendees included James Looney ’19 (Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies), Kyle Vogan ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Music Production & Recording Technology), Evan Ripple ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education), Heather Jones ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education), Justin Whitt ’21 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education), Kevin Carlton ’20 (Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy), Quincy Harmon ’22 (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) and Professor of Trumpet and Conducting Scott Nelson, D.M.A.
ABOUT JON LEWIS
Jon Lewis enjoys the distinction of being one of L.A.’s top studio musicians. In Los Angeles he can be heard on more than 800 movie soundtracks including some of the most recent “Star Wars” series (John Williams), “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “Leatherheads,” “Step Up 2,” “Semi Pro,” “Get Smart,” “College Road Trip,” “Indiana Jones” and “Horton Hears a Who.” Lewis has played on more than 600 television shows, and his solo trumpet has been heard regularly on “JAG” and “Star Trek” television programs for the last 15 years. He can also be heard on the recordings of Ringo Starr, Amy Grant, k.d. lang, Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Graciela Palafox, and Bruce Lofgren. Lewis performs as principal trumpet in the Santa Barbara Symphony and co-principal trumpet of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, along with performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic from time to time. Lewis performs throughout the United States and internationally, playing solo performances and giving masterclasses and lessons.