The new Principal Trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Hooten, was born in Tampa, Florida. He earned his BM from the University of South Florida, his MM from Rice University, and his primary trumpet teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, John Hagstrom, and Don Owen.
In 2000, Mr. Hooten earned a trumpet/cornet position with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. While living in the D.C area, Thomas was active in chamber and orchestral music, performing with groups including the National Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, Washington Symphonic Brass, Arlington Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony. While still in the Marine Band, Hooten won the 2nd trumpet audition with the Richmond (VA) Symphony, and continued to work with them through 2004.
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|DETROIT CHAMBER WINDS JAN 4,5 2013||