Trumpet program

The Masterclass is intended for trumpeters seeking to grow as musicians, improve technique and looking for performance opportunities while enjoying a culturally stimulating setting with other instrumentalists. 


The class will include Technical Development Sessions, Performance Master Classes, Ensemble Rehearsals, and Public Performances. Sessions will center around solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire and focus on such topics as:

Productive and efficient technical development

Solo repertoire

Orchestral Excerpts

Audition Success

Performance anxiety issues

... and much more.

Kris Marshall has held the position of principal trumpet with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra for fifteen years and has built an active career performing with multiple orchestras across the state of Florida, including the Jacksonville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Venice Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, and regular performances with The Florida Orchestra.


Marshall has been a featured soloist with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra on many occasions and received invitations to perform with the 5th Avenue Chamber Orchestra on J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Concerto for piano, trumpet, and strings. As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of the prestigious Astralis Chamber Ensemble and presents concerts for mixed instrumentation across the country.


Accomplishments include winning first prize in the Florida Orchestra Young Artist Competition at the age of fifteen and being selected to attend the Chautauqua Institution Summer Music Festival where he studied with Chuck Berginc, principal trumpet with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Other significant instructors include Robert Smith, principal trumpet with The Florida Orchestra, and Ed Cord, former principal trumpet with the Israel Philharmonic and Utah Symphony. Marshall pursued degrees in trumpet performance at Florida State University, Indiana University, and the University of South Florida.


Kris Marshall

Dr. Michael Baron, Director