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"Chris Coletti is... a technical superstar and household name...." --Paul Haas, Conductor, Composer, and Installation Artist
"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
"...tremendously skillful and inspirational trumpet playing."MRITG
"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


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!

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