Michael MyersTrumpet

Michael Myers, trumpet

What is your hometown?  

New Fairfield, CT

When did you join the Grant Park Music Festival?

 2009

Where did you study?

James Madison University (BM), Shepherd School of Music, Rice University (MM)

What were your earliest connections to music?

My mother singing to me, then dragging me to concerts.

Who is your musical hero?

Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet New York Philharmonic

When you’re not busy rehearsing and performing, what are some of your favorite non-musical Chicago summertime activities?

Spending time/sharing meals with friends, going to baseball games.

Cubs or Sox?

Yankees!

What is your favorite thing about the Grant Park Music Festival?

I’m truly blessed to get to play with this brass section, my trumpet section in particular.