Trumpet Instruction with Marc Reese

April 21, 2020

Internationally acclaimed trumpeter Marc Reese is best known for his near two decade tenure in the Empire Brass Quintet.  As a member of the quintet, he toured the globe entertaining audiences and inspiring brass players with the quintet’s signature sound and virtuosity.  

Reese is also highly regarded as an orchestral musician having performed on multiple occasions with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Symphony.  He has performed at many of the world’s prestigious summer festivals including Tanglewood, Ravinia, Blossom, Marlboro and the Pacific Music Festival, where he also served on the faculty.  Mr. Reese appears on numerous recordings with the Empire Brass, has recorded with the Boston Pops and was featured on the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s George Rochberg recording.  

Since leaving the quintet, Reese has embarked on several exciting projects. He has produced a new mouthpiece with master craftsman Ken Larson called Reesepiece and completed a recording of recital pieces with his wife, Lisa Leonard, entitled The Other Trumpet.  In addition, Reese recently authored an eBook that focuses on efficient double tonguing practice entitled Repurposing Clarke.

Reese focuses a great deal of his time on education serving as Assistant Dean and Brass Department Head for Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music.  He has written articles for multiple brass publications and is currently the contributing editor of the ITG Journal’s Chamber Connection column.  

Mr. Reese’s teachers include Mel Broiles, Mark Gould, Roger Voisin and Tim Morrison.  Visit ReeseLeonardDuo.com for the latest information.

Instructional Videos

In this series of videos, Palm Beach Symphony's principal trumpet player Marc Reese explains routines for trumpet warm ups, intonation, air control, and articulation.