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"One of the most remarkable double (music) threats -- Christopher Coletti is a brilliant trumpet player and imaginative arranger. When I'm not marveling at his chops and ease of playing, I'm blown away by his arrangements. They're not just brass-centric -- they're musically-centric. Make that a triple threat: he's a wonderful human with a heart and soul of gold."David SrebnikSirius XM
"That lesson has changed my life. I am VERY pleased to inform you that ... I have won the Assistant Principal Trumpet audition with the Regina Symphony Orchestra; and a big piece of that credit is owed to you. The work you did with me in one short hour has had a dramatic impact on my performances, and of course in my life. Thank you Chris, for giving me a REAL gift, one that money cannot buy."Matt Field; trumpet, Regina Symphony OrchestraRegina Symphony Orchestra
"I play trumpet, and.... woah...just... woah..."Rhialisse XavorinYouTube
"Thanks to you, the master classes were more successful than I could have hoped for. Students were inspired by you and definitely came away enriched by the master class experience."Tom TMurrow Band Festival
You have a great command when working with a large number of students by involving everyone and making it memorable for all. You are a tremendous motivator.Cindy CMurrow High School
"I just heard the Canadian Brass last night... and I can honestly say that Chris is an absolute monster on the trumpet. I have been practicing all day. Wow."Don SatherYouTube
"Thanks for providing the pizazz at Building Better Bands 2012. It was great!"Drew Parker; Owner, Separk MusicBuilding Better Bands Clinic

News

February 6, 2019Chris Coletti New Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Ithaca College in NYI am thrilled to announce that in addition to performing with Canadian Brass, I have accepted the tenure-trackposition as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Ithaca College of Music!

I started this year teaching at IC under a one year contract, but now I will be here permanently 🙂

Since this is such a new announcement, the deadline to apply has been extended until Dec. 13th!

Reasons to Apply

Ithaca College is consistently ranked one of the top music colleges.

Here are some highlights:

Class sizes are very small (10:1 student:faculty ratio)
96% job placement for music ed
Many Internship opportunities (in LA, NYC, London and cross-registration with Cornell)
State of the art facilities
Gorgeous campus and surrounding area (over 200 waterfalls and gorges!)
If you’re at all interested in checking us out, and maybe even getting a sample lesson from me and/or Dr. Aaron Witek, fill out the form below

I should also mention that Ithaca, NY has over 200(!) waterfalls and gorges and has a vibrant downtown with lots of culture and city-type stuff to do, too. You won’t regret it!

November 5, 2013Study with Chris Coletti in NYC at Brooklyn ConservatoryCalling all Trumpeters! I am looking for a few hard-working trumpet players to study with me in NYC at Brooklyn College's prestigious Conservatory of Music. Use the Contact page for audition requirements and all other inquiries. Happy trumpeting!
October 16, 2013Coletti's Article Published by International Trumpet Guild YouthI wrote this article to help aspiring professionals make their dreams come true. I call it "Dream Career - Principles and Tactics that Lead to Success in Music--and Everything Else"

I hope you find it useful!
http://itgyouth.trumpetguild.org/masterclass/153-dream-career

Many thanks to The International Trumpet Guild Youth for asking me to write this.

September 18, 2013Greenville Students Inspired, Motivated After Canadian Brass ClinicWe (Canadian Brass) had a great time coaching and playing for students of Greenville last week. Click the link to read the full article.
August 15, 2013Happy Birthday, OSCAR PETERSON!Happy Birthday to the great Canadian jazz musician, Oscar Peterson.
August 9, 2013Chris Coletti to start teaching at Brooklyn ConservatoryI am very excited to announce that I will joining the faculty at The Conservatory of music at Brooklyn College as Adjunct Trumpet Professor starting this fall!
August 9, 2013Welcome to My New Site!Welcome to My New Site! Over the next few days I will be uploading new audio tracks, pictures, videos and calendar dates. Please leave comments and tell me what you'd like to see here. Thanks you for visiting! P.S. Many compliments to Aestheticize Media for doing such stellar work on the site--photos included.

January 16, 2012Video added


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Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Chris Coletti, most known for his work with the legendary Canadian Brass, is a soloist, chamber music/orchestral musician and Assistant Professor at Ithaca College School of Music. Comfortable in many musical styles, he has collaborated with a broad spectrum of musicians ranging from the Metropolitan Opera Brass, New York Philharmonic Principal Brass, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Ricardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. Chris also performs on the Baroque Trumpet with various early music ensembles in and around NY. Chris regularly performs with NOVUS NY, the all-star contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Church Wall Street in Manhattan.

With Canadian Brass, Chris has performed hundreds of concerts in the finest concert halls in the world, countless live TV appearances and radio broadcasts, and regularly appears in front of major symphony orchestras. Chris can be heard on 9 Canadian Brass recordings, most of which feature his original arrangements, and countless other recordings and music videos with world-class artists. Chris got his professional start in 2008 as Principal Trumpet of The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in Alabama, a position he still holds. As an educator, Chris has taught master classes at top conservatories around the world, and his students have won positions in professional orchestras and have been accepted into top music programs including Manhattan School of Music, McGill University and Tanglewood. Chris’s articles have been featured in notable publications such as the International Trumpet Guild, International Trumpet Guild Youth Journal, SONIC - Magazin für Holz - und Blechinstrumente (Germany) and The Brass Herald (England), and have been translated into German, Spanish, and Japanese. Chris has been a featured guest on many music performance and music business podcasts, and maintains a popular blog and email newsletter for trumpeters and other musicians.

Chris received his Masters Degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan School of Music. Throughout his education Chris 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, and The Manhattan School of Music President Scholarship. Among his numerous accolades, Chris also has perfect pitch, is a professional whistler, and has the unique ability to sing an operatic high C.
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Mr. Coletti is available for masterclasses, recitals and private lessons by appointment only.

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Gershwin, George
American in Paris (excerpt)
Chris Coletti, solo trumpet
LISTEN
Schumann / arr. Coletti
Carnaval
Chopin
Canadian Brass
from CARNAVAL
Chris Coletti , trumpet; solo; Eric Reed, horn solo
2013
LISTEN
American in Paris (excerpt)
Chris Coletti
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Samuel Scheidt
Tabulatura Nova
Book 2: Echo ad manuale duplex
Canadian Brass
from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass
2009
AMAZONiTUNES LISTEN
Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacrae Symphoniae
Book 1: Canzon septimi e octavi toni a 12
Canadian Brass
from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass & Echo Brass
Eric Robertson (Organ)
2009
AMAZONiTUNES LISTEN
Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacrae Symphoniae
Book 1: Canzon in echo duodecimi toni a 1
Canadian Brass
from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass & Echo Brass
Eric Robertson (Organ)
2009
AMAZONiTUNES LISTEN
Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacrae Symphoniae
Book 1: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa
Canadian Brass
from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass
2009
AMAZONiTUNES LISTEN
William Walton
Concerto for Viola & Orchestra (excerpts)
2008
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Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino'
Overture (excerpts)
2007
LISTEN
Paul Hindemith
Mathis der Maler (excerpt)
from live
2006
LISTEN

Works for Orchestra and VoicesJulian Wachner | NOVUS NY | Trinity Choir2014AMAZONiTUNES
Sacrae SymphoniaieMetropolitan Opera Brass2013
Carnaval (Robert Schumann's Carnaval & Kinderszenen)Canadian Brass2013AMAZON
Takes FlightCanadian Brass2013
A Wall Street Odyssey: The City, the Country and Back AgainEpigene2011AMAZONiTUNES
Katrina BalladsTed Hearne2010AMAZONiTUNES
ListenEmanuel and the Fear2009AMAZONiTUNES
The Perfect Me (Single)Emanuel and the Fear2009
Emanuel and the FearEmanuel and the Fear2009AMAZONiTUNES

CANADIAN BRASS

Perfect LandingCanadian Brass2015To effect a PERFECT LANDING all systems must be operating at one hundred percent efficiency -- and that is where Canadian Brass finds itself today. As a follow up to their best selling TAKES FLIGHT recording, Canadian Brass has once again expanded the repertoire for the Brass Quintet! Due to the dedication of countless people throughout the incredible Canadian Brass journey -- players, writers, managers, concert presenters, instrument designers, music education specialists, support staff and of course, family -- Canadian Brass now enjoys a leadership role in the chamber music world once dominated by only the finest string quartets. Meanwhile the Brass routinely meets receptive audiences more typically witnessed in pop culture. This disc represents a celebration of this PERFECT LANDING for the entire CB community.AMAZON

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Great Wall of ChinaCanadian Brass2014AMAZONiTUNES
Christmas Time is HereCanadian Brass2013AMAZONiTUNES
Brahms on BrassCanadian Brass2012AMAZON
Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute AmericaCanadian Brass2011AMAZONiTUNES
Echo: Glory of GabrieliCanadian Brass2009AMAZONiTUNES

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World Premiere: "BACH'S BELLS" Christmas Piece (2012) by Chris C
BACH's BELLS, a new work for brass quintet by Chris Coletti draws inspiration from Bach's Cantata BWV 29 and Carol of the Bells. This video captures one of t...
Amazing Grace - Canadian Brass featuring Chris Coletti - YouTube
Filmed in Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose, CA January 2014 Chris Coletti: trumpet Caleb Hudson: trumpet and piccolo trumpet Bernhard Scully: fre...
Caleb Hudson and Chris Coletti Master Class 2017 - YouTube
Caleb Hudson and Chris Coletti, Members of the Canadian Brass, present a master class at the 2017 National Trumpet Competition on Friday, March 24, 2017 at M...
STROBE by Deadmau5 - Canadian Brass Cover - YouTube
"Strobe" by Deadmau5, arranged for Canadian Brass by Chris Coletti, trumpet Recorded at the York School in May, 2013, released in Jan, 2017 in celebration of...
Chris Coletti and Caleb Hudson rehearse Toccata and Fugue by JS
The Canadian Brass' brass quintet version of JS Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D MInor is notorious for its virtuosic trumpet writing. Here is a small excerpt o...
Caleb Hudson and Chris Coletti Minute Master Class 2017 - YouTub
Caleb Hudson and Chris Coletti, Members of the Canadian Brass, present a Minute Master Class at the 2017 National Trumpet Competition on Friday, March 24, 20...
Papillon - CARNAVAL (Robert Schumann) 2013
Welcome to CARNAVAL, Canadian Brass' newest CD release!
The disc features Robert Schumann's famed Carnaval, Op. 9 paired with his Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15.

Feeling the fantasy of CanadianBrass playing Robert Schumann, Opening Day's (ODEG) videographer Austin Hitchcock has blended Canadian Brass performing this amazing music into a scene from "Gulliver's Travels" (Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les Géants - 1902), a film by George Melies, a French illusionist and filmmaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Méliès).

Sheet Music: http://bit.ly/14IHm1w
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Carnavalitunes
Digital download: http://bit.ly/11hDFMr
Physical CD: http://bit.ly/ZjUeKd
Intermezzo/Paganini - CARNAVAL (Robert Schumann) 2013
Welcome to CARNAVAL, Canadian Brass' newest CD release!
The disc features Robert Schumann's famed Carnaval, Op. 9 paired with his Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15.

Feeling the fantasy of CanadianBrass playing Robert Schumann, Opening Day's (ODEG) videographer Austin Hitchcock has blended Canadian Brass performing this amazing music into a scene from "Gulliver's Travels" (Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les Géants - 1902), a film by George Melies, a French illusionist and filmmaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Méliès).

Sheet Music: http://bit.ly/14IHm1w
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Carnavalitunes
Digital download: http://bit.ly/11hDFMr
Physical CD: http://bit.ly/ZjUeKd
Come Together with US Airforce Strings - Canadian Brass 2009
Canadian Brass with the United States Air Force Orchestra

Soloists: Chris Coletti & Joe Burgstaller
Canadian Brass' New Christmas CD! (Sneak Preview)
Frosty the Snowman
Brass Romance - Canadian Brass 2012
Lady Gaga's Bad Romance performed by Canadian Brass - BRASS ROMANCE

iTunes - http://bit.ly/YYD8iI
Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/Wo0yNT

BRASS UNDERGROUND is Canadian Brass' new, innovative platform for sharing a series of newly composed arrangements. The first of these, recorded in an undisclosed basement in Toronto, is a brand new arrangement of Lady Gaga's mega hit, "Bad Romance" -- now titled "Brass Romance."

The mission of Brass Underground is to expand the boundaries of traditional Canadian Brass repertoire and appeal to all sorts of listeners. These "cover" arrangements come from the Brass' time spent "underground"- jamming and getting creative. While this may not always be the Canadian Brass music that audiences are used to, nor will they most likely hear these titles on their live performance circuit, fans are sure to enjoy this fresh side to CB!
Handful of Keys - Canadian Brass in Japan
Canadian Brass live at Art Park Concert Hall in Sapporo, Japan August 2013

solo

Haydn Trumpet Concerto - Chris Coletti, Paul Haas and the Sympho
On October 14th, 2017, Canadian Brass trumpeter, Chris Coletti, performed the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with conductor Paul Haas conducting the Symphony of Nort...
Chris Coletti plays Sphere - YouTube
SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=trumpeterchris About Chris Coletti: Chris Coletti plays trumpet with the world-renowned Canadi...
Gershwin: Prelude No. 2 - Chris Coletti, trumpet | Miha Haas, p
Gershwin's 2nd Prelude (arranged by Brandon Ridenour) Chris Coletti, trumpet Miha Haas, piano Live from Slovenska Filharmonija, Dvorana Slavka Osterca Ljublj...
“North Star” - Joe Alessi, Chris Coletti - YouTube
Joe Alessi, Principal Trombone - NY Philharmonic & Chris Coletti, Principal Trumpet - Canadian Brass with Brooklyn Wind Symphony Composed by Anthony Barfield...
Entrevista Chris Coletti - YouTube

podcast

Chris Coletti from Canadian Brass on effective networking, diver
Learn more at musiciansguidetohustling.com. In this interview, Chris and I discuss: -How to position yourself for great opportunities --Authentic networking ...
Conversations with Chris Coletti from the Canadian Brass Quintet
Chris gives some insight on how he got started with Canadian Brass and exactly how “preparation” played into it. Many times people will think that luck has s...

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Baroque Trumpet vs. Piccolo Trumpet (Chris Coletti and Caleb Hud
Bach's Easter Oratorio performed first on baroque trumpets, then on piccolo trumpets, and finally on baroque trumpets within the context of the wonderful per...

Other Videos

Mayor Battle Proclaims "Symphony Week" to Celebrate Orchestra's
October 20, 2014 (Huntsville, AL) - With great fanfare from Huntsville Symphony Orchestra principal trumpeter Christopher Coletti, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Bat...
Chris Coletti and Canadian Brass: Amazing Grace
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 1/4 - YouTube
iTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Little Fugue in G minor - J.S.Bach - Canadian Brass - YouTube
Canadian Brass perform Little Fugue in G minor in Sion, Switzerland Festival de Sion 2012 Valais Suiza Chris Coletti & Brandon Ridenour: trumpets Eric Reed -...
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 2/4 - YouTube
iTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 3/4 - YouTube
iTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Flight of the Bumblebee - Canadian Brass 2012
This 2012 video, "Flight of the Bumblebee," is the title tune on CANADIAN BRASS' premiere Steinway & Sons label release, and, the first recording with all of the new permanent members of the ensemble: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Chris Coletti and Brandon Ridenour (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Eric Reed (horn).

This is the first recording the BRASS have made with their new custom-made gold-plated Bach & Conn instruments built by Conn-Selmer.
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 4/4 - YouTube
iTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Brahms Chorale Prelude X - Canadian Brass 2012
Brahms' "Chorale Prelude #10" arr. Ralph Sauer, featuring Canadian Brass trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, has quickly become an important work in the BRASS Repertoire.

First recorded for the chart-topping "Brahms On Brass" it has been newly realized for the BRASS' 2012 release, "Takes Flight".
"Sphinxes" by Chris Coletti and Brandon Ridenour
Chris Coletti & Joe Burgstaller: Come Together - Canadian Brass
Chris Coletti and Joe Burgstaller face off in an epic trumpet battle that ultimate brings them together in COME TOGETHER by the Beatles

Texas Lutheran University
Jackson Auditorium
Seguin, TX
Recorded in 2011