Conrad Jones – Trumpet
Conrad Jones was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Prior to this position, he served as Principal Trumpet of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. During the summer season, he is Principal Trumpet of the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, OR, under Music Director Teddy Abrams and also performs at the Mainly Mozart, Strings, and Grand Tetons Music Festivals. A native of Long Island, NY, Jones received his B.M. in Trumpet Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music before continuing onto the Professional Studies program at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, CA.
Mr. Jones has been a featured soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Strings Music Festival Brass Ensemble, Downey Symphony Orchestra, the Colburn Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and the Tucson Pops! Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Conrad has appeared with various new music and chamber ensembles, including the Kyōdai Brass, LA based WildUp!, Tucson based True Concord, Cleveland based FiveOne, and Cantori Domino. More recently, Jones spends much of his time performing in the greater Indianapolis area and around the country with ISO bass trombonist Riley Giampaolo. Their chamber duo, The Two Gabagools, has performed recitals and education concerts for a wide range of audiences and has plans to release their debut album in 2021.
Outside of Indianapolis, Jones has performed as Guest Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Arizona MusicFest, Detroit Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, and CityMusic Cleveland. He was Acting Second Trumpet with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra during the 2015/16 season. His former teachers include Kevin Cobb, Michael Miller, Michael Sachs, and Jim Wilt.