Derek Lockhart

Derek Lockhart earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and continued his education at the Manhattan School of Music. As a member of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Mr. Lockhart has toured South America, Israel, Monaco and France. He is a founding member of New World Brass, with whom he recorded Ingolf Dahl’s Music for Brass Instruments on the Argo label. Mr. Lockhart worked as a private instructor and chamber music coach for the Empire Brass Quintet’s seminar at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts. He most recently performed in concert with the Empire Brass Quintet in Italy and Australia. He has performed as Principal Trumpet with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and as Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Lockhart regularly performs with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and spends his summers in Topeka, Kansas and Boulder, Colorado performing as a member of the Sunflower and Colorado Music Festivals.

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