UMKC Conservatory Announces Fall 2010 Trumpet Residencies


Acclaimed trumpet players Tom Hooten, Jennifer Marotta and Mark Hughes will be on campus during the Fall semester to work with Conservatory students.

The Principal Trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Hooten was born in Tampa, FL. He earned his BM from the University of South Florida and an MM from Rice University. His primary trumpet teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, John Hagstrom, and Don Owen. In 2000, Mr. Hooten won a trumpet/cornet position with "The President's Own" Marine Band in Washington, DC, where he was often a featured soloist. While living in the DC area Hooten was active in chamber and orchestral music and performed with The National Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, Washington Symphonic Brass, Arlington and Baltimore Symphonies. While still in the Marine Band, Hooten won 2nd trumpet with the Richmond (VA) Symphony and continued to work with them through 2004. 

Jennifer Marotta began her career as a trumpet/cornet player with the "President's Own" United States Marine Band in 2001. Prior to the Marine Band, she earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and her master's degree from DePaul University. Her primary teachers have included Barbara Butler and John Hagstrom. Jennifer has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Chicago Civic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Chicago Music of the Baroque, and the Grand Teton's Music Festival.

Tom and Jennifer's dates: Aug. 30–Sept. 1; Sept. 8–10.

Mark Hughes is in his 4th season as Principal Trumpet with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He came to the Houston Symphony from the Atlanta Symphony, where he had been the Associate Principal Trumpet for 12 years. Prior to his Atlanta Symphony appointment, Hughes toured for Columbia Artists Management with the popular organ and trumpet duo, “Toccatas and Flourishes,” where he had the distinction of performing in all 48 contiguous states as well as in portions of Canada. Hughes graduated from Northwestern University, where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz. Upon completion of his degree, he was a scholarship student with Adolph Herseth while he was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Mark and his wife Marilyn live in Bellaire, TX with their two children, Thomas and Caroline.

Mark's residency dates: Sept. 2021; Oct. 18–20; and Oct. 31–Nov. 5.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949