Brad Hogarth, Guest Conductor
At the age of 29, Brad Hogarth has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan. Equally comfortable performing as a trumpeter and conductor, he is the Assistant Professor of Wind Ensemble and Conducting at San Francisco State University, the music director and conductor of the Contra Costa Wind Symphony, while maintaining a busy performance schedule as a trumpeter.
As a trumpeter he regularly performs with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and many more of the Bay Area’s professional ensembles. He has performed in festivals around the world including Spoleto Italy; Spoleto USA; The Pacific Music Festival in Japan; Napa’s Music in the Vineyards, and Brevard Music Center, a featured soloist, playing the Henri Tomasi Concerto for trumpet and orchestra.
Before his post at San Francisco State University, he served as the Band and Full Orchestra Director and Chair of Instrumental Music of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts High School. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, he taught at the Gunma Kokusai Academy in Ota Gunma, Japan.
Brad completed a double major in trumpet performance and music education at the Eastman School of Music and also spent a semester in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. He graduated with his masters in trumpet performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2012. His principal trumpet teachers have been Mark Inouye, James Thompson, Anthony Plog and Roger Bobo. His primary conducting teachers have been Mark Davis Scatterday and Brad Lubman.
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