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Maurice Montgomery -- Trumpet

I attended Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento. During this time I had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout California and the United States performing with the Sacramento Youth Band and the Northern California Demolay Show Band. I earned a music scholarship that provided for my attendance at the University of Nevada-Reno from which I graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. In 1971, following a short period of student teaching at Reno High School, I was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. It was there that I studied with Herb Palmeroy and the world renowned Carmine Carusso. Based on my extensive experience in music education and performance, I have been involved with the nationally acclaimed Reno Jazz Festival since 1965 and served as an adjudicator since 1986. A professional, freelance musician for over 40 years, I am currently a member of The California Musical Theatre Orchestra, performing Broadway Shows at the Sacramento Community Center and Music Circus. In addition, I am currently a member of the Curved Aire Brass, helping to bring a high level of professional and artistic performance to the community, thus creating role models for thousands of young band musicians, educators and music connoisseurs. Over the course of my 40 years of professional performing & teaching, I've given private trumpet lessons to students of all ages, from beginning to professional levels and continue to have a large student client base. EDUCATION University of Nevada, Reno Bachelor of Science Degree, Music Education Berklee School of Music, Boston Massachusetts Advanced Studies PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS Russ Kline, Sacramento, California Noel Smelser, Sacramento, California Ray Katwica, Boston, Massachusetts / Berklee School of Music Carmine Carusso, New York City, New York Dennis Sandole, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania John Clyman, Los Angeles, California Claude Gordon, Los Angeles, California Bob Findley, Las Vegas, Nevada PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Current California Musical Theater Orchestra (1990 to present) Performing Sacramento Community Theater and Music Circus Broadway Shows to include: West Side Story, Cats, Crazy for You, Will Rogers Follies, Chicago, The Producers, Guys & Dolls, South Pacific............ Current San Francisco Theater Circuit, Performing Broadway Shows to include: Chicago and Miss Saigon Current Reno – Tahoe Headliner Showrooms since 1965. Performing with the Brian Farnon and John Carlton Orchestras for Headliner Stars to include: Burt Bacharach, Wayne Newton, The Beach Boys, Cher, Natalie Cole, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis Jr., John Denver, Nancy Wilson, Manhattan Transfer, Liza Minelli, Lou Rawls, Linda Ronstadt, Carol Burnette, The Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, Frank Sinatra, The Smothers Brothers, Sarah Vaughn & countless others. Current Adjunct Teaching Staff, American River College, Sacramento Ca. - Applied Trumpet Tim's Band Instruments, Sacramento Ca. Private Instruction – Trumpet Sacramento Country Day School, Fair Oaks Ca. - Brass Instructor, Substitute Band Instructor & Coach ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Current Curved Aire Brass Quintet - Member Reno Jazz Orchestra – Member & CD Recording University of Nevada, Reno - Jazz Festival Adjudicator Sacramento Country Day School – Summer Music Camp Instructor International Trumpet Guild * – Member * Organization publishing the newest methods of teaching ideas, trumpet mechanics and trumpet literature Other Placer Brass - Member California Wind Orchestra – Member * * Orchestra Performances on the following Television Shows: Burt Bacharach, The Perry Como Show, The Tony Orlando Show, Dionne Warwick Special, Sammy Davis Jr. & Lou Rawls on The Jerry Lewis Show REFERENCES Dr. Bill Carmody, Professor / Sierra College John Doolittle, Sacramento Area Musician / Teacher Dr. Larry Engstrom, Professor / University of Nevada Steve Perdicaris, Sacramento Philharmonic / Instructor U.O.P Dr. Les Lehr, Professor/retired / American River College Stan Lunetta, Contractor / Sacramento Community Center & Music Circus Bob Ratcliff, Music Instructor / Sacramento Country Day School High School Program Dan Ahlstrom, Music Instructor / Sacramento Country Day School Elementary School Program