About

General Background

I am a full-time independent trumpeter and educator based in Southeast Michigan (Metro Detroit).

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Since moving to Michigan in 1995, I have performed with just about every ensemble in the area, including the Detroit Symphony, Michigan Opera Theater, Ann Arbor Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Michigan Sinfoniette, Michigan Chamber Orchestra, and many others. I have been the Principal Trumpet with the Flint Symphony since 1995, and of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra since 2010. I am a founding member of the Great Lakes Brass.

In addition to my performing activities, I have an active teaching studio at my home in Farmington Hills and am an adjunct instructor of trumpet at Wayne State University and Saginaw Valley State University.  I frequently work as a clinician for several area organizations, including the Farmington Public Schools, Livonia Youth Philharmonic, and Oakland Youth Symphony.

Education

Equipment

I play on the following:

  • Yamaha Artist Model Chicago Bb trumpet, model YTR 9335-CHS
  • Bach Stradavarius Bb trumpet, model 37 S180 ML
  • Yamaha Artist Model Chicago C Trumpet, model YTR 9445-CHS
  • Schilke D/Eb Trumpet, model E3L
  • Monette C trumpet, model MC61X
  • Schilke Bb/A piccolo trumpet, model P5-4
  • Scherzer Bb/A piccolo trumpet

Trumpet Rack

That’s quite a nice rack…

6 Responses to About

  1. clay says:

    cool rack did it make the move with ya. also cool to see your schedule will be updated quicker. as long as work cooperates i hope to cya wedensday night at the SBSO annual meeting and or the thursday night gig at crossroads.
    clay

    • markflegg says:

      Yep, the rack came with me! Won’t be at SBSO meeting (didn’t even know about it, but have rehearsal that night anyway). Hope to see you Thursday.

  2. clay says:

    view calendar function is still down? thought i would drop ya a note bout that

  3. mary miller says:

    after washing an old trumpet of mine-I can’t get the valve s in correctly-no air comes out of two of them-can you help??
    Your information is great in your articles–thanks

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